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    Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 356


    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 356 for the week February 17 - 23, 2014.

    Links to UWN

    In This Issue

    • Canonical announces first partners to ship Ubuntu phones around the globe
    • Welcome New Members and Developers
    • Ubuntu Stats
    • Xubuntu: Xubuntu Marketing with StartUbuntu Flyer
    • Dustin Kirkland: Random Seeds in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Instances
    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: 5 ways to get involved today: Ubuntu Advocacy & Wrap up
    • Kubuntu Wire: One of the reasons Kubuntu rocks
    • Mark Shuttleworth: #12 - Ubuntu is the majority of public cloud workloads
    • Jono Bacon: Today's Ubuntu News
    • Michael Hall: Winning the 1%
    • Stephen M. Webb: Locally Integrated Menus for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Ubuntu GNOME: Artwork Team Weekly Report
    • Pasi Lallinaho: Logging in with Ubuntu One
    • Ubuntu Classroom: Reminder: Documentation Day in the Classroom is just a week away!
    • Other Community News
    • Canonical News
    • In The Blogosphere
    • Other Articles of Interest
    • Featured Audio and Video
    • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
    • Upcoming Meetings and Events
    • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10
    • And much more!


    General Community News

    Canonical announces first partners to ship Ubuntu phones around the globe

    Canonical announces the signing of agreements with mobile device manufacturers bq and Meizu to bring Ubuntu smartphones to consumers globally. Canonical says it is working to ship the first Ubuntu devices on the latest hardware in 2014, and devices will be available to buy online through bq, Meizu, and at Ubuntu.com.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/cano...und-the-globe/

    There were also several news sites and blogs covering this partnership. The following represents a large quantity of articles collected by our editors:





    Welcome New Members and Developers

    Results for the 1200 UTC Membership Board Meeting, 19th February 2014 are as follows:



    Luna is very active in the Ubuntu Tunisian Team since 2011 and has coordinated and participated regularly in events. Luna is a prolific online blogger and documentor for the Tunisian team and coordinates the updates for the Tunisian loco portal. Luna is a Web Developer, FOSS supporter, and a lover of cats and chocolate.

    Congratulations to Luna!

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...ry/001945.html

    Ubuntu Stats

    Bug Stats

    • Open (108123) +198 over last week
    • Critical (168) +/-0 over last week
    • Unconfirmed (52897) +140 over last week


    As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

    Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

    ==== Most Active Questions ====



    ==== Top Voted New Questions ====



    People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: aditya patil (http://askubuntu.com/users/184942/aditya-patil), gsullins (http://askubuntu.com/users/199713/gsullins), guru prasad (http://askubuntu.com/users/146791/guru-prasad), Wilf (http://askubuntu.com/users/178596/wilf) and Radu Radeanu (http://askubuntu.com/users/147044/radu-rdeanu)

    Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

    The Planet

    Xubuntu: Xubuntu Marketing with StartUbuntu Flyer

    The Xubuntu team announces the availability of a new flyer promoting the use of Ubuntu when Windows XP support ends in April.

    http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-mark...tubuntu-flyer/

    Dustin Kirkland: Random Seeds in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Instances

    Dustin Kirkland explains random seeds, why they are important, and how pollinate--a new security feature which seeds the pseudo random number generator--works.

    http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2014/...lts-cloud.html

    Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph: 5 ways to get involved today: Ubuntu Advocacy & Wrap up

    In her last posts of the series, Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph looks at Ubuntu Advocacy as a way of getting involved with Ubuntu. Elizabeth writes about her own involvement with LoCo Teams, giving presentations at events, the production and distribution of promotional material, and refers to her talk at the recent Southern California Linux Expo's Ubucon where she presented the title of this series: "5 ways to get involved with Ubuntu today."

    http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=9072

    http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=9235

    Kubuntu Wire: One of the reasons Kubuntu rocks

    According to Jonathan Riddell, one of the reasons Kubuntu rocks is backports--updates to existing KDE software in stable and LTS releases--whenever possible.

    http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=140

    Mark Shuttleworth: #12 - Ubuntu is the majority of public cloud workloads

    In Mark Shuttleworth's latest post, he continues to make the case for Ubuntu as the platform of choice for public clouds. Ubuntu is currently the most popular OS on public clouds by far, including more than 70% of images on Amazon's cloud.

    http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1318

    Jono Bacon: Today's Ubuntu News

    Jono Bacon wraps up the past week's many exciting news items, from convergence, to Ubuntu Phones on bq and Meizu hardware, and the app developer platform.

    http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/02/20/todays-ubuntu-news/

    Michael Hall: Winning the 1%

    Michael Hall explains why Canonical thinks it can succeed where Microsoft, RIM, Blackberry and so many others have failed - because they're small. All that's needed to succeed and to sustain Ubuntu on Phones (and assist with development for desktops and tablets, too) is 1%. And that's an attainable target!

    http://mhall119.com/2014/02/winning-the-1/

    Randall Ross: There Shall be Ubuntu Phones!!

    Randall Ross expresses his astonishment that, a day after the Ubuntu Phones announcement, there were still no blogs on Planet Ubuntu. Randall's post includes an embedded Ubuntu On-Air recording of the Town Hall Hangout which features the announcement by Mark Shuttleworth.

    http://randall.executiv.es/node/541

    Jussi Schultink: Ladies, we haven't forgotten you!

    Jussi Schultink informs us that there is a very limited stock of Kubuntu polo shirts for ladies and provides a link to the site from where they can be ordered.

    http://jussi01.com/2014/02/20/ladies...forgotten-you/

    Lubuntu Blog: Theme convergence

    Rafael Laguna informs us that the convergence of themes in Lubuntu is proceeding with new updates and fixes as demonstrated on the Lubuntu Blog.

    http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014...nvergence.html

    Marco Trevisan (Trevino): Introducing Locally Integrated Menus to Unity 7

    Marco Trevisan gives us an update from the Unity desktop team, on upcoming features, applications and Locally Integrated Menus (LIM). Marco shows us some screenshots of LIMs in use and tells us that although that LIM settings can be customized, the use of the default settings is recommended.

    http://blog.3v1n0.net/informatica/li...us-to-unity-7/

    Stephen M. Webb: Locally Integrated Menus for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Stephen Webb writes about locally integrated menus, a new features to be included in Trusty Tahr due for release in April. Stephen refers readers to the post by Marco Trevisan for a technical description and says he will miss the local menus when running older versions of Ubuntu.

    http://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2014...ntu-14-04-lts/

    Ubuntu GNOME: Closing the Wallpaper Contest

    Ali Linx announces that due to the popularity of the Ubuntu GNOME wallpaper contest, no further submissions can be accepted. Ali thanks everyone who has participated and advises "We shall soon communicate further information and details about the selection and the results."

    http://ubuntugnome.org/closing-the-wallpaper-contest/

    Ubuntu GNOME: Artwork Team Weekly Report

    Ali Linx publishes the Ubuntu GNOME Artwork Team's weekly report, listing the team's tasks that are done, and those that are still to be completed.

    http://ubuntugnome.org/artwork-team-weekly-report/

    Pasi Lallinaho: Logging in with Ubuntu One

    Pasi Lallinaho tells us about creating an Ubuntu One account, concluding his post by saying "If you contribute to Ubuntu and need to access various services, you will need a Ubuntu One account that has an associated Launchpad account"

    http://open.knome.fi/2014/02/23/logg...th-ubuntu-one/

    Ubuntu Classroom: Reminder: Documentation Day in the Classroom is just a week away!

    The Ubuntu Classroom Team reminds us that on Sunday, March 2nd, the team is hosting a day of Documentation-related chat (IRC) sessions to get new contributors ready to participate. A schedule is included in the post with a reminder that logs of each session will be made available for those unable to attend the event.

    http://ubuntuclassroom.wordpress.com...t-a-week-away/

    Ubuntu GNOME: Wiki & Documentation Team Weekly Report

    Ali Linx provides a wrap up report on the team's assigned tasks for the Trusty Tahr cycle.

    http://ubuntugnome.org/wiki-doc-team-weekly-report/

    Other Community News

    Ubuntu Kylin: Youker Assistant V1.0.0 released

    Jack Yu announces the release of Youker Assistant V1.0.0. After 12 testing releases during the last 9 months, Youker Assistant finally reaches the first formal release. Jack thanks all "supportings and feedback from Ubuntu Kylin developers and users".

    http://www.ubuntukylin.com/news/show...lang=en&id=198

    Canonical News

    Growing App Ecosystem for Ubuntu phones

    Canonical writes "It is an exciting time for Ubuntu on phones, with the ecosystem growing positively." The post tells about new partnerships with Grooveshark, 8Tracks, Spinlet, Euronews, VLC, LastPass, Mapbox and ICS, and concludes with some quotes from existing partners.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/grow...ubuntu-phones/

    Canonical Welcomes Joyent to its Certified Public Cloud Programme

    Mark Baker, Canonical's Server Manager, welcomes Joyent to its Certified Public Cloud Programme. Mark tells about both Joyent and the programme, and encourages us to try out Ubuntu on Joyent Cloud at joyent.com.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/news/pres...oud-programme/

    Ubuntu looks stunning on phones and tablets at MWC 2014

    Canonical writes "The latest development of Ubuntu for phones and tablets is on show at this year's Mobile World Congress - including the visually stunning "scopes", a new mobile UI paradigm." Links to other recent developments are included in the post.

    http://insights.ubuntu.com/events/ub...s-at-mwc-2014/

    In The Blogosphere



    Other Articles of Interest



    Featured Audio and Video

    Jono Bacon Q&A - 18th Feb 2014

    Jono Bacon presents another of his weekly Ubuntu On-Air Q&A sessions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEz66jNNt9g

    Town Hall Hangout

    Jono Bacon presents a special Ubuntu On-Air session which includes an announcement from Mark Shuttleworth, and input from Rick Spencer and Cristian Parrino.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGG_GHYzSL

    Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings



    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

    Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10

    Security Updates



    Ubuntu 10.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2015 (Server)

    Ubuntu 12.04 Updates



    End of Life - April 2017

    Ubuntu 12.10 Updates



    End of Life - April 2014

    Ubuntu 13.10 Updates



    End of Life - July 2014

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    • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
    • Paul White
    • Emily Gonyer
    • Jim Connett
    • And many others


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    Re: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 356

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