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Mon May 11 02:30:56 BST 2009

=3D=3D In The Press =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Android Applications on Ubuntu =3D=3D=3D

The Linux Loop reports from the Ubuntu Developer=92s Summit where the plans
for Karmic Koala should be roughly defined for implementation over the next
four months. One of the things that was discussed is support for running
Android applications on Ubuntu. This is an interesting possibility, since i=
could allow for a vast library of interesting applications designed for
mobile use to be used on Ubuntu computers, and most importantly those
running Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Android stands a chance of really taking off,
due to its open-source foundation and powerful backing from Google. There
will undoubtedly be a huge library of incredible applications, both free an=
for pay, that will make the Android experience what it is. If Android
applications could be run directly on Ubuntu, that would give Ubuntu a boos=
from whatever attention Android gets.

=3D=3D=3D Dell Studio XPS 13: Now With Ubuntu 8.10 =3D=3D=3D

The Linux Loop notes that Dell has begun shipping their Studio XPS 13 with
Ubuntu 8.10. It's interesting that instead of listing the Ubuntu version
only on the special Ubuntu page, Ubuntu is an option, like with Dell=92s
netbooks, on the normal Studio XPS 13 page. This is great, since it means
that Dell is putting Ubuntu where more people will see it. It=92s good to s=
another computer from Dell offered with Ubuntu.

=3D=3D=3D Canonical support =3D=3D=3D

Yann Hamon of Oxford Archaeology reports that they've been paying customers
of Canonical support for almost a year, and he takes a look back to see if
it was worth it, what worked well, and what could be improved. Hamon says,
"We purchased support from Canonical to ensure that our road will never be
blocked by an unsurmountable bug - and to know that we have a company
guaranteeing that the software we deploy will actually work as expected, an=
that commits itself to fixing it if it doesn't." Hamon reports that the
support quality is pretty good. He usually gets an answer the next day, and
the people there are friendly and qualified. Not-so-basic questions on how
to use the systems are answered quickly and in a professional manner. "I am
globally very satisfied with the level of support I am getting - I know I
have a bunch of very capable people who would help me whenever I got a
question, or who would spend time fixing a bug for me - which is something =
may sometimes not be able to do myself."

=3D=3D=3D Review: System76 Pangolin Performance laptop =3D=3D=3D

Jack of reviews the System76 Pangolin Performance laptop, and he
admits that when the boxes arrived from System76 he was naturally sceptical=
"The last Linux-based laptop I reviewed showed some promise until very
quickly the weakness of the hardware reared its ugly head. Fortunately, wit=
the Pangolin Performance, I was happily surprised." Jack feels that the use=
can be confident that what they purchase from System76 will work for them
and work well. The elegant combination of Ubuntu 9.04 and the graceful look
and feel of the Pangolin Performance laptop make a combination you can not
go wrong with. "Of all the Linux-based hardware companies I have ever dealt
with, System76 gets the highest recommendation I could offer."

=3D=3D=3D More Details on Ubuntu One Integration =3D=3D=3D

The Linux Loops notes that the Ubuntu Developer Summit for Karmic Koala has
given us a few more details on its integration with Karmic Koala. There are
plans to include at least the main requirements for the Ubuntu One software
in Karmic. The more interesting part is what Ubuntu One might be able to do=
There is apparently some discussion about address book synchronization,
which seems quite logical. There are also mentions of syncing Tomboy notes,
syncing bookmarks, and backing up flash drives. The details on Ubuntu One=
real uses are still emerging, but it looks like it has the potential to be =
really useful service and more than a Dropbox clone.

=3D=3D=3D Linux New Media Launches Ubuntu User Magazine =3D=3D=3D

Linux Magazine reports that Canonical's popular Ubuntu operating system
continues to win followers around the world, and Ubuntu User is the first
print magazine specifically for this rapidly growing audience. "Ubuntu is
popular with software developers and IT professionals, but it is also a hit
with hobbyists and other desktop users who are looking for an alternative t=
Microsoft Windows and don't want the restrictive hardware policies of
Apple," says Joe Casad, Editor in Chief of Ubuntu User. In addition to
reviews, interviews, community news, How``To articles, troubleshooting tips=
and in-depth technical articles, Ubuntu User includes a helpful Discovery
Guide for readers who are new to the world of Ubuntu. A free DVD included
with each issue of Ubuntu User provides an easy way for users to upgrade to
the latest version. Linux New Media CEO Brian Osborn said, =93Ubuntu is
popular around the world, and it's a great fit for us editorially. I
couldn't imagine a better match." Ubuntu community members Mike Basinger an=
Nick Ali have also contributed to Ubuntu User magazine, which is shipping
now to news-stands worldwide.

=3D=3D In The Blogosphere =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Canonical Begins Ubuntu Server Edition Training =3D=3D=3D

Blogger Joe Panettieri from Works``With``U gives us an update on what is
happening with the Ubuntu Server Edition Training program. He spoke with
Billy Cina, Canonical's Training Programmes Manager, and she told him, "We
had the first beta run of the server course and it went very well."
Panettieri also inquired with Cina if they will be introducing training for
Landscape and was told, "Landscape is part of the Ubuntu Certified
Professional and Server courses." Cina also noted that Canonical and the
Linux Professional Institute (LPI) are offering a special promotion on
Ubuntu exams. Ubuntu 9.04 has been tested to run on 45 different server
configurations from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lenovo, Sun Microsystems an=
other server makers, notes Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth. Canonical is
also expected to announce a closer working relationship with the HP
Pro``Liant server team within weeks.

=3D=3D=3D Canonical=92s Ubuntu to Support Google Android? =3D=3D=3D

Blogger Joe Panettieri from Works``With``U informs us of Canonical's netboo=
team's plan to show Google Android applications running on Ubuntu during th=
Ubuntu Developer Summit. Google Android now runs on 1 million to 2 million
smart phones and other mobile devices, estimates Newsfactor, and Strategy
Analytics predicts that sales will grow 900 percent in 2009 vs. 2008.
Android will be a key topic of discussion at UDS =97 an event where Canonic=
and attendees will focus mainly on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) development
goals. According to an Ubuntu Lo``Co Team member who plans to attend UDS, a=
least three sessions at the Barcelona event will focus on Android
compatibility and strategies. Adds a source close to Canonical, referring t=
the Ubuntu-Android work: =93We=92ll share some screen shots/demos [at UDS].=
have no comment on it though =97 it=92s just something we=92re playing arou=
with, which is what UDS is about.=94

=3D=3D=3D Linux Netbook Reviews: What The Wall Street Journal Missed =3D=3D=

Joe Panettieri of Works``With``U presents his option of the Wall Street
Journal's review of multiple Linux netbooks running Ubuntu, Mi, and Moblin
Linux. "Overall, I think the review offers fair, balanced coverage of what=
right =97 and wrong =97 with the Linux netbook market today." The Journal m=
some fair points, noting that the Linux netbooks had compatibility problems
with external devices. What concerns Panettieri is the statement, "Since a
Windows XP version of the Dell Mini 10 sells for the same price as the
Ubuntu, I can=92t see a compelling reason to choose the Ubuntu option."
Panettieri feels that this statement is short sighted, and argues that the
total cost of ownership for system running Ubuntu is much lower than one
running Windows XP. "I=92ve run Ubuntu on desktops, notebooks and netbooks
with Open``Office for two years. And I can=92t recall experiencing a securi=
headache or paying for security software. Too bad the Journal overlooked
this TCO issue."

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu AppStore in the workings ? =3D=3D=3D

Stefano Forenza says that we live in some cool times. "Everybody=92s up
creating an App``Store of some kind. After Apple brought out the concept,
Nokia, Microsoft and even Sun are hurrying up putting together their ones."
Many Open Source supporters have noted again and again, as have many Mac
users, that Linux repositories are pretty much the equivalent of an
App``Store. There=92s some ground to fill, as Apple's App``Store has some e=
user features that Linux equivalents lack. Forenza tells us that a Launchpa=
blueprint for a project codenamed App``Center has been taken in
consideration and the related wiki page has been given some attention durin=
the past months. Canonical employee Matthew Paul Thomas commented, "This is
a multi-release project. Our goal is to have a version 1.0 of the
application ready to feature in Ubuntu 9.10, but exactly how much it will d=
remains to be seen."

=3D=3D=3D ZaReason Preparing Ubuntu Server, Netbook  =3D=3D=3D

Joe Panetteri of Works``With``U relays recent conversations with Za``Reason
CEO Cathy Malmrose about the European expansion, a new tower server model,
netbook, and the new Partimus initiative. Malrose relates an overall
approval from the Za``Reason customer base for the Ubuntu 9.04 release, wit=
only minor problems mostly relating to Flash.  Malrose describes the new
Partimus pathway, "I can announce our current initiative =97 we are setting=
the framework for Partimus (which means =93we share=94 in Latin) to functio=
n as
a donation center to connect nearly new laptops and desktops with new owner=
who can show obvious need for the assistance. The Partimus CTO, Maile
Urbancic, helps run university housing at the University of California at
Berkeley and through her work she has seen many impoverished students,
especially graduate students, who would benefit greatly from a laptop that
could help them through a few years of school. "On my side, I have seen
inventory go unused, depreciating every day that it sits on our shelves.
Laptops that are used for shows, demo models and other lightly used systems
can be donated to people who could put them to good use." Za``Reason
official announcements for the tower server and the netbook are forthcoming=
as well as the Partimus branch for gently used systems. Thank you Joe
Paneterri for opening a window into the future of Za``Reason.

=3D=3D In Other News =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu-UK Podcast: The Long Game =3D=3D=3D

Laura Cowen, Ciemon Dunville, Tony Whitmore, Dave Walker (and a bit of Alan
Pope) present the latest mammoth episode of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK
Local Community Support Team.

In this week's show:-

 * What we've been doing this week including ADSL woes, Drupal upgrades and
having your head in the clouds.
 * We discuss whether we should exclusively use Free (as in speech) web
services and formats, and whether it's more important to be inclusive than
to use solely Free services.
 * The News
  * Adopt a line of Miro code
  * Ex-Microsoft coder says Linux will win
  * Android applications running on Ubuntu
  * Dell stick with 8.04 LTS for their latest netbook
  * Landscape v1.3 can manage Amazon EC2 cloud machines
  * Wikimedia move Wikipedia to a Creative Commons licence
 * We announce some upcoming events:-
  * June 12th to the 14th - Owen Sound, Canada, Writing Open Source
  * June 13th - Clemson, South Carolina, South East Linux Fest
  * June 19th & 20th - New York, New York, Open Video Conference
  * June 28th to July 4th - Birmingham, UK, Euro``Python 2009
  * July 20th - Nottingham, UK, Open Source Schools Unconference
  * September 19th - All around the world, Software Freedom Day
  * October 24th - Newhampton arts centre, Wolverhampton, UK, LUGRadio Live
 * We have an interview with the lovely Daniel Holbach about his work with
the Ubuntu community and get his advice on packaging applications
 * We announce the winners of episode four's competition to get Ubuntu One
 * We start a fantastic new competition to win entry to three days of
Europython 2009 including two nights of accommodation. Email
competition at with your answer before Sunday 7th June 2009
 * We delve into the Ubuntu Ecosphere (or "Gerald", as we called it this
  * Oxford Archeology talk about their experiences with Canonical support
  * The future of Edubuntu
  * Developing the security advisory UI for WINE applications
  * The new Ubuntu User Magazine
 * And finally we cover your emails, tweets and dents since our last show

Comments and suggestions are welcomed to: podcast at .
Up to 30 seconds of voicemail can be left at +44 (0) 845 508 1986 .
Follow our twitter feed .
Follow us on .
Find our Facebook Fan Page .
Discuss this episode in the Forums .

=3D=3D=3D Linux Mint 7 Is Based on Ubuntu 9.04 =3D=3D=3D

Softpedia reports that, Clement Lefebvre and the community behind the Linux
Mint project, have proudly announced the availability of the Linux Mint 7
(codename Gloria) operating system. "Linux Mint 7 is based on Ubuntu 9.04
(Jaunty Jackalope) and it is powered by Linux kernel 2.6.28, 7.4 and
GNOME 2.26.1." New and breathtaking features include new artwork, updated
applications, Moonlight/Silverlight support, and the Mint menu system. Linu=
Mint Universal Edition, a customized version of Gloria, is also available a=
a Live DVD. The Live DVD offers support for many languages, as well as the
out-of-the-box readiness to play all media file types including mp3 and
Flash video.

=3D=3D Meeting Summaries =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Governance =3D=3D=3D
=3D=3D=3D=3D MOTU Council =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * MOTU Council 'Call' 2009-05-06
  * Attendees: Daniel Holbach, Michael Bienia, Jonathan Davies, Soren
Hansen, Emmet Hikory
  * Current Applicants: Li Daobing (UCD), James Westby (core-dev), Jo
Shields (MOTU), hyperair (UCD)
   * hyperair has not provided 1-week review period, will be encouraged to
select a later meeting.
  * Rescheduling of the MOTU Council weekly meeting
 * After some great work on the Ibus input method packages (among other
things), Li Daobing joined the Contributing Developers.
 * The MOTU Council unanimously decided to recommend James Westby for Core
Developer membership.
 * Jo Shields' work in Ubuntu's and Debian's Mono world paid off: Jo joined
the MOTU team. :-)
 * MOTU Council 'Call' 2009-05-13
  * Attendees: Michael Bienia, Jonathan Patrick Davies, Daniel Holbach,
Richard Johnson.
  * Current Applicants: Chow Loong Jin (hyperair): Contributing Developer,
Charlie Smotherman (porthose): Per-package Uploader, Stefan Lesicnik
(stefanlsd): MOTU.
  * Ongoing discussion of new meeting times.

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu LoCo Teams =3D=3D=3D
=3D=3D=3D=3D Asturian Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
  * May 16 2009: Install Party in Xix=F3n / Asturies.

   * Newspapers: (La Voz de
Asturias) and (La Nueva

   * Pictures,,,, and

  * May 14 2009: Talk in the Asturian Letters Day, hosted by Xunta pola
Defensa de la Llingua Asturiana.

   * Pictures and

  * May 10 2009: Talk for asturian language students.

   * Pictures,, and

 * May 15 2009: Meeting Chat:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Cameroonian Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
* Attendance to G-Sept (
(University of Douala) between 25th and 30th May 2009
  * Photos:
  * Article:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Chilean Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Jaunty Jackalope Release Party (May 2nd, Santiago)
  * Barbacue and beer. On Flickr:
 * IRC Meeting (May 3rd, #ubuntu-cl)
 * Council Jaunty Jackalope/Karmic Koala Election (May 4th-28th)
  * May 4th-11th Candidates Postulation.
  * May 18th-22nd Election (First Phase).
  * May 26th-28th Second Phase
  * May 28th New Council elected! :)
 * IRC Grupo``Foro Meeting (May 14th, #ubuntu-cl):
 * New Forum Chilean Team :) (May 17th)
  * New Mail List campaign: "Ubuntuforums en nuestro idioma" (
 * IRC Meeting (May 26th, #ubuntu-cl)
 * Marketing material and Junta Ubuntera Promotion.

=3D=3D=3D=3D Danish Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Held our annual community meeting and elected Lo``Co-leadership for the
next year.
 * Started planning for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala release party, with 3
suggestions for focus.
  * Community-minded - The Lo``Co gets together, socialises and make plans
for the time to come.
  * "Spread the word" - Focus on the Danish family and their OS needs.
Trying to spread the word of Ubuntu to the standard Danish family.
  * Corporate event - Focus on getting business and corporate attendees, to
tell them how Ubuntu can strengthen their business.

=3D=3D=3D=3D Greek Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Participated in Greek FOSS Communities Conference (Fosscomm 2009) ( with a presentation (
 * Released 4th issue ( of the team's online magazine
Ubuntistas (
 * Added web chat ( in our website, connecting
to our irc channel.
 * Configured a supybot for the #ubuntu-gr channel with localized factoids
and some more functions.

=3D=3D=3D=3D Japanese Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Our team members talked about our activity and Ubuntu community in ASCII
Mediaworks' interview. This is described on a magazine "Sakusaku Ubuntu!"
published on 27th May.
 * Fumihito Yoshida wrote an article "HP MIE Review" for a Japanese local
magazine "Software Design".
 * Ikuya Awashiro wrote an article "Ubuntu 9.04 Tettei Kaibou" for a
Japanese local magazine "ASCII.technologies".

=3D=3D=3D=3D Romanian Team =3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Apr 30 2009: Releasing Kiwi Linux 9.04 (
based on Ubuntu 9.04. Full release notes (
 * May 19 2009 the release of the Ubuntu for Romania (, a localized
version based on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. The installation CD is
localised into Romanian and holds the majority of the default Ubuntu
applications. The disk has specific network conectivity applications and
legal restricted multimedia codecs to ease the transition of the new users
to the Ubuntu operating system.
 * There were several Jaunty release parties in cities around the country
  *Release party Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in Cluj Napoca ( After the usual
presentation of the operating sistem, the audience and the organizers talke=
   * Organising the local Ubuntu comunity
   * The help and support offered by the local Ubuntu comunity
   * The statistics regarding the use of the Ubuntu operating system in
   * The means and the methods that should be used to increase the number o=
the events held by the local comunity
   * The usual group pictures can be found here (
  *Release party Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in Arad (
  *Release party Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in Targu Mures (
report: almost 25 people were present and this time we had some great
discussions and beer talk. We also did some serious presentations like what
is new in jaunty jack (
: new gnome, new kde, new qt browser like arora or development IDE like qt
creator, I also showed the new firefox 3.5 ( abrowser 3.5), quassel, gwibbe=
(microblogging client), firebird 2.1.x and some extensive discussion about
ext4 crash-ing and it's amazing speed (
   *Emil Cheriches ( presented th=
cool stuff on the server side like: eucalyptus (aka EC2 at home), dovecot,
ext4 and ufw/apparmour and mysql 5.1.
   *Some cool pictures ( or
were shot at the event by Emil; also we had some great guests like Paul
Nasca ( who did some crazy
dj-ing demos with zynaddsubfx (
   *Adi Roiban ( and Stas Sushkov (
were present to the event (they came from Cluj Napoca only for this) and it
was great to discuss the Romanian Team priorities
   *We had mentions (
in local press. The announcement in Hungarian language is here And yes we are on front page on
   *Other notes in blogosphere: There is a note on infoms website (
 * The local team was reprezented to the Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
release party in Moldova ( The
pictures can be found here (

=3D=3D=3D=3D Russian Teams =3D=3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D The Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Team tools has been organized at
  * The working groups as subgroups of ~ubuntu-ru (;
  * Mailing lists for the working groups;
  * Ubuntu-ru meta-project (;
  * Bug tracker ( to organize work
processes, for status monitoring and troubleshooting;
  * Dedicated forum section (
discuss ongoing work.
 * The formation of local area teams was initiated. Team reports are below.

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Translations =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Full Circle magazine ( #24 in Russian has
been issued.
 * Translation of Ubuntu Desktop Course is at the alpha stage now. See
details on the project page:
 * Ubuntu Desktop Tour for 9.04 has been translated. To be published on the
site soon.

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Resources =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * The new code ( for IRC
support channel, #ubuntu-ru, has been introduced.
 * Hard work on the wiki server for the Russian documentation:
 * Security problems that had led to a long interruption ( in the work of the Russian-speaking forum ( has been overcome: Upgrade to SMF 1.1.9.
 * Jabber conference, ubuntu at, has been recognized as
the official channel of Russian-speaking support.

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Moscow Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Release Party for users from Moscow on the day Ubuntu 9.04 release has
been organized. On the meeting the question was raised on organization of
the user conferences. All attendees agreed that there is a need for more
informative meetings aimed to all Ubuntu, Windows, and other Linux
distributions users.
 * New ways of Ubuntu distribution in Moscow and Moscow region has been
proposed (

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Saint Petersburg Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Ubuntu Install Fest (
dedicated to release of Jaunty has been organized. Information is also
available at
 * An organizational meeting was held to form the structure of the St.
Petersburg Lo``Co Team.

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Novosibirsk Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * The structure of the Novosibirsk Ubuntu users group has been formed (
 * Channels of communication has been organized:
  * Jabber conference linuxnsk at;
  * IRC channel #ubuntu-ru-nsk on Freenode;
  * Site:
 * Goals and objectives of the group has been set at the organizational
 * Preparations for the Ubuntu Install``Fest.

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Kuban Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * A Release Party, combined with the regular meeting of the group (report:
 * A project to create a remote interactive courses for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
(discussion: =
been started.
 * Kuban Team site:
 * Ubuntu 9.04 has been downloaded and distributed. We also continue to
distribute and support LTS version, providing monthly repository updates fo=

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Saratov Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Participation in SarLUG ( meetings (photos:
  * The initial introduction and presentation of the Russian Ubuntu Lo``Co
  * The distribution of CD and DVD versions of Ubuntu Linux 9.04;
  * Discussion of advantages and conveniences of Ubuntu over other distros;
  * Ubuntu 9.04 LiveDVD has been successfully tested on MacBook (Intel) -
exciting experiment;
  * Discussion of new technologies: netbooks and other portable computers
and Linux platforms for them, 3D - desktop effects and games, delta updates
(to appear in Fedora 11), and other topics.
 * Interaction with the Saratov Linux Center (
  * Searching for business and PR ideas to promote Ubuntu;
  * Rubuntu (
distribution has been build.
 * Active participation in projects of Russian Ubuntu Lo``Co Team.

=3D=3D=3D=3D United States Teams =3D=3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D US Teams Project =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Team Meeting 5 May (

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Chicago Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * Jaunty Release Party
  * Held at the Illinois Institute of Design on Saturday, April 25th
  * Approximately 15 people in attendance
  * Presentations on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Ubuntu Server
  * Discussions of what the team is doing and how to participate with the

 * Planning of our next Lo``Co Activities
  * The team is discussing packaging jams as a recurring activity for the
next few months.

=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Pennsylvania Team =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
 * May 2nd: Philadelphia Jaunty Release Party (
 * May 20th: Team Meeting (

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team =3D=3D=3D
 * Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team Meeting 2009-05-05 (
  * Mailing List
   * Reminder that all team members need to be part of
~ubuntuforums-beginners ( and
subscribed to the mailing list or they will be devoiced in the IRC channel.
  * Team Reporting (
/ Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (
   * Agree to try out Team Reporting ( and to attempt to
get meeting summaries and other important team activities included in the
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter (
  * Voting in Meetings
   * Decide to continue to use Vote``Bot (
instead of Moot``Bot ( for
votes due to ability to restrict voting to team members
  * IRC Policies
   * Reminder that we are an official channel and that inappropriate
behavior should be reported to the Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team Council ( in
##beginners-council or sent via email (
  * Education Focus Grup
   * Preparing to present to the Community Council (
  * Vote on Focus Group Leaders
   * It was decided to hold a separate meeting to discuss the Focus Group
Leaders election
  * New Members
   * Michael Brown ( joined the Ubuntu
Forums Beginners Team. He has done a great job of interacting with the rest
of the team, and was unanimously voted to become a member.
   * Ash R ( R) joined the Ubuntu Forums
Beginners Team. He has been doing an awesome job of helping new users; he i=
also British.

 * Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team Meeting 2009-05-19 (
  * It was agreed that BodhiZazen ( will
appoint the new Focus Group leaders instead of having an election
  * The Ubuntu Community Learning Project (
will be presenting to the Community Council ( on June 2nd
  * The IRC Focus Group ( is looking for new
interested members to help integrate with the rest of the Ubuntu community
  * The 2009 Summer of Documentation ( has started
  * At the June 2nd Community Council ( meeting, we will ask about
replacing a mention of the New User Network (NUN) ( with the
Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team (
  * Meeting agendas will be emailed to the Beginners Team mailing list the
day before a meeting
  * TuxPurple ( joined the Ubuntu Forums
Beginners Team. He is a penguin, he is purple, and we are glad to welcome
him to the team.
  * has been registered to be used temporarily until we can

=3D=3D Upcoming Meetings and Events =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Sunday, May 31, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu-us-az LoCo Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 04:00 UTC
 * End: 04:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-az
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D Monday, June 1, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

 * No events as of publication

=3D=3D=3D Tuesday, June 2, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Technical Board Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End: 15:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Server Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 15:00 UTC
 * End: 16:00 UTC
 * Location:  IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Desktop Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 16:30 UTC
 * End: 17:30 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-desktop
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Kernel Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: Not listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D LoCo Teams Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 17:00 UTC
 * End: 18:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-locoteams
 * None as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Community Council Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 21:00 UTC
 * End: 23:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Forums Beginners Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 23:00 UTC
 * End: 00:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D Wednesday, June 3, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Tennessee Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 00:00 UTC
 * End: 01:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu-us-pa LoCo Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 12:30 UTC
 * End: 13:30  UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-us-pa
 * Agenda: None as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Foundation Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 16:00 UTC
 * End: 17:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D QA Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 16:00 UTC
 * End: 17:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda:

=3D=3D=3D Thursday, June 4, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 12:00 UTC
 * End: 13:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Java Meeting =3D=3D=3D=3D

 * Start: 14:00 UTC
 * End: 15:00 UTC
 * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
 * Agenda: None listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D Friday, June 5, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

 * No events listed as of publication

=3D=3D=3D Saturday, June 6, 2009 =3D=3D=3D

 * No events listed as of publication

=3D=3D Community Spotlight =3D=3D

=3D=3D Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04 =3D=3D

=3D=3D=3D Security Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * None Reported

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 6.06 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * None Reported

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 8.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * None Reported

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 8.10 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * None Reported

=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu 9.04 Updates =3D=3D=3D

 * None Reported

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=3D=3D Conclusion =3D=3D

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

=3D=3D Credits =3D=3D

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

 * John Crawford
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 * Nathan Handler
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 * And many others

=3D=3D Glossary of Terms =3D=3D

 1. LTS  - Long Term Support. - Said of a release that will receive support
for 3-years/5-years rather than the typical 18 months.
 1. UDS  - Ubuntu Developer Summit.
 1. UI   - User Interface
 1. UCD  - Ubuntu Contributing Developer
 1. MOTU - MOTU - Master Of The Universe - Developers responsible for the
Universe and Multiverse repositories.
 1. LPI  - Linux Professional Institute
 1. TCO  - Total Cost of Ownership

=3D=3D Ubuntu - Get Involved =3D=3D

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aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and
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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #144 for the week May 24th -=
 May 30th, 2009. In this issue we cover Ubunutu Forums Tutorial of the Week=
, New Ubuntu One sub-forum, In The Press, In The Blogosphere, the latest Ub=
untu-UK Podcast, Meeting Summaries, Lo``Co Teams, Upcoming Events, and much=
, much more!!<br>

<br><br>=3D=3D UWN Translations =3D=3D<br><br>=A0* Note to translators and =
our readers: We are trying a new way of linking to our translations pages. =
Please follow the link below for the information you need.<br><br><a href=

<br>=3D=3D In This Issue =3D=3D<br><br>=A0* Ubuntu Stats<br>=A0* Tutorial o=
f the Week<br>=A0* Ubuntu One New Sub-Forum<br>=A0* In the Press &amp; Blog=
osphere<br>=A0* Ubuntu-UK Podcast: The Long Game<br>=A0* Linux Mint 7 is ba=
sed on Ubuntu 9.04<br>

=A0* Ubuntu Team &amp; Lo``Co Meeting Minutes<br>=A0* Upcoming Meetings &am=
p; Events<br>=A0* Updates &amp; Security<br><br>=3D=3D Ubuntu Stats =3D=3D<=
br>=3D=3D=3D Bug Stats =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=A0* Open (57328) +576 over last we=
ek<br>=A0* Critical (18) +1 over last week<br>

=A0* Unconfirmed (26377) +322 over last week<br>=A0* Unassigned (49363) +53=
6 over last week<br>=A0* All bugs ever reported (285115) +1339 over last we=
ek<br><br>As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get star=
ted, please see=A0 <a href=3D"">https://wik=</a><br>

<br>=3D=3D=3D Translation Stats Jaunty =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=A0* Spanish (14188=
) -194 over last week<br>=A0* French (42895) -139 over last week<br>=A0* Br=
azilian Portuguese (53688) -149 over last week<br>=A0* Swedish (54440) +/-0=
 over last week<br>

=A0* English (United Kingdom) (59008) +/-0 over last week<br><br>Remaining =
strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.04 &quot;Jaunty Jackalope,&quot; see more =
at: <a href=3D"">https://t=</a><br>

<br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week =3D=3D=3D<br><br>=A0* Simpl=
ify the system of preferences - <a href=3D"
a/19982/"></a><br>=A0* Provide a pr=
oper, understandable descriptions of directories - <a href=3D"http://brains="></a><b=

=A0* Ubuntu forums is overloaded - <a href=3D"
idea/20054/"></a><br>=A0* Limited w=
allpaper position options - <a href=3D"

=A0* Swap partition cleaning - <a href=3D"
/20049/"></a><br><br>Ubuntu Brainst=
orm is a community site geared toward letting you add your ideas for Ubuntu=
. You can submit your own idea, or vote for or against another idea. <a hre=

<br>=3D=3D Ubuntu Forums News =3D=3D<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Tutorial of The Week =
=3D=3D=3D<br><br>Mon June 1st, 2009.<br><br>This week, we step again out of=
 the Tutorial &amp; Tips section of the forums, to highlight psyke83&#39;s =
(<a href=3D"">http://ubuntuforu=</a>) gigantic How``To: Jaunty Intel Graphics Pe=
rformance Guide. Intel graphic hardware is quite popular and Intel drivers =
code has been extensively developed. Jaunty has some problems with the late=
st Intel drivers or acceleration method. You can choose one of the three pr=
oposed methods, from safe, to optimal and the always risky bleeding edge.<b=

<br>We hope this will help you with Intel video chips, please feel free to =
post your questions in the thread, psyke83 is actively supporting his tutor=
ial.<br><br><a href=3D"">=</a><br>

<br>See you next week !<br><br>=3D=3D=3D Ubuntu One New Sub-Forum =3D=3D=3D=
<br><br>There is now a place to discuss Ubuntu One on the forums and it can=
 be found here: <a href=3D"

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