Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #158

John Crawford johnc4510 at ubuntu.com
Sun Sep 6 23:26:42 BST 2009


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #158 for the week August 
30th - September 5th, 2009. In this issue we cover: Karmic Koala Alpha 5 
released, New Ubuntu TechBoard for 2009, Jono Bacon: Three Years At 
Canonical, Canonical adds Advanced Ubuntu Service and Support, Ubuntu 
Stats, Ubuntu LoCo News, Karmic gets another cloud tool: Tahoe-LAFS, 
Ubuntu Forums Tutorial of the week & Report Abuse Icon, Ubuntu Developer 
Week Summaries, Help Fill in the Ubuntu IRC channels, Ubuntu Podcast 
Quickie #11, Ubuntu-UK podcast: The Android Invasion, and much, much more!


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== In This Issue ==

  * Karmic Koala Alpha 5 released
  * New Ubuntu TechBoard 2009
  * Jono Bacon: Three Years at Canonical
  * Canonical Adds Advanced Ubuntu Service & Support
  * Ubuntu Stats
  * LoCo News: Global Jam, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Sweden & 
Massachusetts
  * Karmic gets another cloud tool: Tahoe-LAFS
  * Ubuntu Developer Week Summaries
  * Help fill in the Ubuntu IRC channels
  * In the Press & Blogosphere
  * Ubuntu Podcast Quickie #11
  * Ubuntu-UK Podcast: The Android Invasion
  * Upcoming Meetings & Events
  * Updates & Security

== General Community News ==

=== Karmic Koala Alpha 5 released ===

Welcome to Karmic Koala Alpha 5, which will in time become Ubuntu 9.10.

Pre-releases of Karmic are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable 
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even 
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers 
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Alpha 5 is the fifth in a series of milestone CD images that will be 
released throughout the Karmic development cycle. The Alpha images are 
known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, 
while representing a very recent snapshot of Karmic. You can download it 
here:

  * Ubuntu http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-5/
  * Ubuntu Server UEC & EC2 
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-5/
  * Ubuntu ARM http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/karmic/alpha-5/
  * Kubuntu http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-5/
  * Xubuntu http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-5/
  * Mythbuntu http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-5/

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

Alpha 5 includes a number of software updates that are ready for 
large-scale testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should 
expect some bugs. For a list of known bugs (that you don't need to 
report if you encounter), please see: 
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/karmic/alpha5

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2009-September/000612.html

=== New Ubuntu TechBoard for 2009 ===

The votes are in and the results have been tallied for the new Ubuntu 
TechBoard for 2009. Thank you to everyone who voted in the Tech Board 
election. There were 84 votes from 130 eligible voters. The new Tech 
Board in reverse alphabetical surname order is:

  * Matt Zimmerman
  * Mark Shuttleworth
  * Scott James Remnant
  * Martin Pitt
  * Kees Cook

Detailed results are available at: 
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/w8/~andru/cgi-perl/civs/results.pl?id=E_e09bf9bea196cfff

Thanks also to Mario and Evan, who made it a far more interesting race, 
and to the rest of the new Board for their willingness to lead in this 
capacity.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2009-September/000610.html

=== Jono Bacon: Three Years At Canonical ===

Three years ago today Jono joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager.

Throughout this time there have been many adventures and many stories. 
Jono has had the good fortune to not just work with good people, but 
great people. The Ubuntu family is a welcoming, inspiring and productive 
one, and he feels a very personal connection to the ethos and 
opportunity of Ubuntu, and the incredible people who turn that ethos 
from theory into something we can all see and touch.

Jono wants to thank the inspiring Ubuntu community for making this role 
such a pleasure to wake up to every day, and thanks also to his awesome 
team and his peers. Here’s to another three years!

You can read the entire article at the link below.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2009/09/04/three-years-at-canonical/

=== Canonical adds Advanced Ubuntu Service and Support ===

Premium Service Engineer (PSE), a new level of support for large 
enterprises, offers a single point of contact for Canonical’s large 
customers – enabling a faster response time and faster issue resolution. 
PSEs have access to all levels of support, including Canonical’s 
platform engineers.

“Having a Premium Service Engineer has been vital to getting the level 
of support we require to improve our operational infrastructure.” said 
Chief Technology Officer Antonio José Sáenz from Isotrol, a pioneering 
customer of the PSE service. “As we are involved in the delivery of many 
open-source projects and ourselves operate a large Ubuntu and Debian 
server and desktop environment, being able to rely on a dedicated Ubuntu 
expert from Canonical reduces the pressure of supporting high-profile 
open-source projects externally and internally.”

PSEs work pro-actively to support Canonical’s enterprise customers – 
becoming virtual team members who collaborate with IT/IS staff. They 
conduct regular technical and service reviews, transferring 
best-practice knowledge, and helping enterprises optimize their Ubuntu 
environments.

“One of the reasons we decided to engage a Premium Service Engineer from 
Canonical was to have an open-source Ubuntu expert on-hand on a 
continuous basis to help and ensure all our business units equally 
benefited from operational best practices,” said Saenz from Isotrol.

Information and pricing for the PSE service is available at 
http://www.ubuntu.com/support/services/pse

http://www.ubuntu.com/news/advanced-ubuntu-services-support

== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

  * Open (61629) +156 over last week
  * Critical (27) +1 over last week
  * Unconfirmed (28434) -82 over last week
  * Unassigned (53209) +125 over last week
  * All bugs ever reported (309488) +2072 over last week

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

=== Translation Stats Jaunty ===

  * Spanish (11285) -51 over last week
  * French (38640) -34 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (48209) -131 over last week
  * Swedish (53423) -218 over last week
  * English (United Kingdom) (53841) +/-0 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," see 
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/

=== Translation Stats Karmic ===

  * Spanish (17170) -298 over last week
  * French (58418) -276 over last week
  * Swedish (68954) -294 over last week
  * Brazilian Portuguese (72141) +16 over last week
  * English (Uk) (83949) +1190 over last week

1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", see more 
at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/

=== Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week ===

  * Fix file size confusion http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21184/
  * Ask for application restart after security update 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21134/
  * Ideas should be better separated 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21100/
  * Places menu is limited to 7 Bookmarks 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21133/
  * Most keyboards ship with Windows Keys 
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/21004/

Ubuntu Brainstorm 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. http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/

== LoCo News ==

=== Let's talk Ubuntu Global Jam ===

With Ubuntu Global Jam coming up pretty soon, its time to get ready with 
awesome LoCo events! Nick Ali aka boredandblogging is pitching in to 
help show any LoCo what they can do the help.

On Monday, 7th September 2009, at 18:00 UTC, lets talk about the Ubuntu 
Global Jam. Nick will do a live stream on how LoCos can plan, prepare, 
and participate in the Ubuntu Global Jam at 
http://people.ubuntu.com/~nali/events/UbuntuGlobalJam2009.html. Everyone 
can join in and participate in the discussion.

If you have any specific topics and aspects of the Ubuntu Global Jam you 
would like discussed, leave a comment and let me know.

What: Preparing for Ubuntu Global Jam
When: 07 September 2009 18:00 UTC
Where: http://people.ubuntu.com/~nali/events/UbuntuGlobalJam2009.html

There is a short introductory video where Nick explains and invites our 
LoCo teams to learn how they can participate at the link below. Let's 
have a big turn out for Nick and his extra effort on our behalf.

http://boredandblogging.com/2009/08/31/lets-talk-ubuntu-global-jam/

=== Ubuntu NC LoCo Team Meet-n-Greet ===

September 5th was the Ubuntu NC LoCo team meet-n-greet in Asheville, NC 
at the FireStorm Cafe and Books. What an AWESOME turnout! Once there, 
all the people stayed until 2pm the scheduled time for the meeting to 
end. Folks started filtering in in ones and twos, and before they knew 
it the whole coffee shop was full of Ubuntu and Open Source devotees. 
There was also a great Ubuntu success story in the making there. The 
Coffee shop's computers for public use all run Ubuntu and the Point of 
Sale system is Ubuntu as well. The Coffee shop is worker owned, and it's 
just a really cool place, with really nice people. They are Ubuntu 
enthusiasts helping spread the Ubuntu Spirit one cup of coffee at a time.

http://amber.redvoodoo.org/2009/09/ubuntu-global-jam-atlanta-linux-fest.html

=== Ubuntu PA: October 3rd Myth, Docs and Bugs for GlobalJamDay! ===

For the Ubuntu Global Jam the weekend of October 3rd the Philadelphia 
team will be hosting a Myth, Docs and Bugs Jam at Resources for Human 
Development (RHD) (this is the same location where we had our last BugJam).

  * Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
  * Time:  1-5PM
  * Location:  Resources for Human Development, 4700 Wissahickon Ave., 
Philadelphia
  * Cost: Free

The PA team has set up a wiki page with further details which they’ll be 
updating. You can sign-up there, this event is free and open to the 
public: 
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PennsylvaniaTeam/EventsTeam/PhillyMythJam2009

http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/?p=49

=== Swedish Ubuntu Team News ===

Andreas Olssonis the newly elected Team Contact for the Swedish LoCo 
team. He's been a part of the Swedish LoCo since January 2008. Besides 
helping out with support, and a short tour as a forum moderator, his 
primary LoCo work has been done in the role as one of the server 
administrators. Now he's looking forward to a whole lot of new 
challenges in the role as Team Contact. Outside the LoCo Andreas is part 
of Ubuntu Bug Control, primarily doing triage on bugs related to the 
server team. One of his current goals is to get the Swedish LoCo more 
involved in the triage process.

The team also has a new team leader, Mathias Friman. Mathias takes over 
for former team leaders Urban and Vulfgar who did a great job. While 
Andreas deals with external communications, Mathias will be responsible 
for the LoCo's internal organization.

http://www.andreasolsson.se/2009/09/03/hello-planet-ubuntu/

=== Ubuntu Massachusetts LoCo adds new look to network installs ===

The Ubuntu Massachusetts LoCo team has configured a lovely tftp/pxe boot 
installer system that allows refurbished computers to be installed 
ridiculously easily via PXE booting. There are still quirks and such, 
they can’t yet get it to install ubuntu restricted extras by default, 
although they have gotten skype, libdvdcss2 and java to install by 
default, but once sorted out these OEM machine installs will have all 
the updates, all the common desktop packages, anything extra they want 
to add including replacement gdm theme or extra docs / manuals and it’s 
must less hassle than a CD or USB boot media. Settings are delivered by 
kickstart scripts and they have a local mirror supplying all the 
packages, so installs can be quite quick even with all the updates.

http://doctormo.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/ubuntu-new-look-for-network-installs/

== New in Karmic Koala ==

=== Karmic gets another cloud tool: Tahoe-LAFS ===

The Tahoe Lightweight Authorization File System, or Tahoe-LAFS for 
short, is a cloud storage tool with "provider-independent security" -- 
your file can't be read or modified even by the cloud storage provider 
who owns and operates the servers. The Tahoe-LAFS storage tool was 
accepted for Karmic slightly after Feature Freeze according to the 
Feature exception. To find out more about Tahoe-LAFS, visit: 
http://allmydata.org

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-September/000682.html

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

=== Tutorial of the Week ===

Many times, users having computers not connected to the internet or on 
very slow connections come to the forums and ask how they can 
update/upgrade their setup. BobSongs 
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=53299) has written a very useful 
and well written and supported thread, where other users also came to 
give input and improve the tutorial. The thread has been live for 2 1/2 
years and covers all supported ubuntu releases and major environments 
(ubuntu, kubuntu and xubuntu). Thank you BobSongs!

How To: Make Your Own Ubuntu Repository DVDs: 
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=352460

=== Report Abuse Icon ===

The icon to report posts or threads has been changed due to confusion 
with the previous image. The location in the post layout and 
functionalities have not been modified. When next forums software 
release will be available, the location of the icons may change. You may 
need to clear your browser cache to see the new icon.

== The Planet ==

=== Daniel Holbach: Ubuntu Developer Week Summaries ===

A big thank you to Daniel for providing a summary of each days 
happenings during Ubuntu Developer Week. Visit the links below for a 
summary from each day.

  * UDW day 1: http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=493
  * UDW day 2: http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=498
  * UDW day 3: http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=500
  * UDW day 4: http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/?p=503

Daniel was sorry to see UDW come to and end but thought the event was 
just "AWESOME". There are links the UDW wiki pages that give the log of 
the individual talks in IRC available at the links above. If you didn't 
get to attend, check out the logs to get all the information that was 
discussed.

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/

=== Pasi Lallinaho: Help Fill in the Ubuntu IRC channels ===

We want you, the Xubuntu user and/or fan, to join the channel #xubuntu 
on the freenode IRC network. While our average user count was 90 a few 
months ago, it’s now about 60. We want more people! As the Karmic 
release comes closer, we start to prepare for the next big wave of 
questions – you can be part of the helping team as well. However please 
do remember that #xubuntu is for support, and if you want to chat about 
just about everything, you should join #xubuntu-offtopic.

http://open.knome.fi/2009/09/03/fill-in-the-ubuntu-irc-channels/

== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu Karmic's Installer Slideshow ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix tells us that on September 3rd Ubuntu 9.10 
Alpha 5 was released and besides shipping with a number of updated 
packages and the Ubuntu One client along with Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud 
images, the Ubiquity installer shipped with its new slide-show feature 
enabled. Now during the Ubuntu installation process from the desktop 
LiveCD, rather than just showing a status bar it also advertises various 
features of this Linux operating system. For those that have not yet 
tried Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5, this is something new in the Ubuntu land. The 
final release of Ubuntu 9.10 is due out in late October. 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzUwOQ

=== A Tour of the Ubuntu Software Store ===

The Linux Loops tells us that about a month ago, Canonical announced 
plans for an Ubuntu app store, codenamed AppCenter. As expected, the 
first version has shown up in the Karmic Koala daily builds, now under 
the name Ubuntu Software Store. If you’re not impressed with the Ubuntu 
Software Store, the Linux Loop says they don’t blame you. It’s really 
not much more than a new interface that does the same thing Add/Remove 
does. The exciting parts of the Software Store don’t really come until 
Ubuntu 10.04, when it will replace Add/Remove, Synaptic, Software 
Sources, and, possibly, Update Manager. Over the next several releases, 
the Ubuntu Software Store could provide one of the first realistic ways 
for shareware developers to sell software for Linux and, at the same 
time, make it much easier for new users to understand the software 
installation process. For now, though, we’ll just have to wait and see. 
http://www.linuxloop.com/2009/08/30/a-tour-of-the-ubuntu-software-store/

=== ZaReason's New Linux Netbook, How to Thrive in a Tough Market ===

Carla Schroder of Linux Planet has a Q & A with Cathy and Earl Malmrose 
who founded ZaReason several years ago. Schroder says that ZaReason is a 
Linux OEM that has long intrigued her for a number of reasons: they 
encourage customers to open their boxes and tinker, they specialize in 
OEM Linux boxes, and they demonstrate that there is still room for 
independent shops in the rough-and-tumble world of computer retailing. 
In many ways the independents out-perform the big businesses as they 
understand Linux and Linux users, and a Linux-only shop doesn't have to 
contend with the pressures and restrictions that Microsoft puts on its 
partners. http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/6839/1/

=== Dell conquers Europe with its Ubuntu netbooks, enters the 
Netherlands ===

Newsvine's Vinnl states that with their new Latitude 2100 laptops, Dell 
is finally allowing Dutch consumers to pick Ubuntu as pre-installed 
operating system for their netbooks. The Latitude 2100 is targeted at 
small and medium businesses and costs €299, compared to €366 for its 
Windows counterpart. The version of the installed Ubuntu system is 8.10, 
a.k.a. Intrepid Ibex. Unfortunately, the Netherlands is not known for 
its large share of users of open source software (even though there's a 
very large number of contributors). That Dell still dares to enter this 
market with its Ubuntu offering shows, once again, that its current 
offering in other countries is a success - so much, that it dares to 
compete with established Dutch companies with an Ubuntu tradition. 
http://vinnl.newsvine.com/_news/2009/08/21/3177292-dell-conquers-europe-with-its-ubuntu-netbooks-enters-the-netherlands

=== Can Ubuntu 9.10 Outperform Mac OS X 10.6? ===

Michael Larabel of Phoronix says that now that he has tested Mac OS X 
10.6, he is seeing how its performance compares to that of Ubuntu Linux. 
Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" will be out in October and does have some 
performance improvements as Larabel's earlier tests have shown, but 
Canonical engineers have not been exclusively focusing on performance 
optimizations with this release. Can the Karmic Koala outperform Snow 
Leopard? Yes and no. Of the 26 tests shown in this article, Ubuntu 9.10 
"Karmic Koala" was the clear winner in 12 of the 26 tests while Snow 
Leopard had won a handful and the rest of the tests had results that 
were too close to call or unchanged between the Apple and Canonical 
operating systems. Ubuntu 9.10 can certainly compete with Mac OS X 10.6 
when it comes to the performance, but of course a few of these tests do 
show performance regressions compared to the earlier Ubuntu 9.04 
release, an area where Ubuntu developers could improve. 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ubuntu_karmic_leopard&num=1

=== Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" Alpha 5 Released ===

Phoronix's Michael Larabel tells us that in just under two months 
Canonical will release Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", but until then, there 
is the continual stream of new test releases. The latest test release to 
emerge from the Canonical camp is Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5. This fifth 
testing release of Mark Shuttleworth's operating system brings the Linux 
2.6.31-rc8 kernel, the latest KDE/GNOME packages, a few updated X.Org 
bits, and many other package updates, although the Karmic Koala is now 
under a feature freeze. Also included in Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5 is the 
Ubuntu One file-sharing client and Ubuntu UEC (Enterprise Cloud) images 
with support for the Amazon EC2 cloud computing service. Besides that, 
there are the usual spins of Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu 
Netbook Remix, Ubuntu for ARM, and Mythbuntu. The testing page for 
Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 5 can be found at Ubuntu.com. 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzUwNg

=== Ubuntu 9.10's New X Based Boot Splash ===

Softpedia's Marius Nestor says that he is are proud to announce that, as 
of this morning, Canonical added a brand-new X-based boot splash, which 
will be present in the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating 
system, due for release on October 29th. xplash is the package in charge 
of the new boot splash and it is a user-space software that uses the X 
interface to draw a splash screen at boot before the desktop loads. 
Nestor says that he has tested it on two 19" Samsung LCDs and a 19" DELL 
one, and it looks and acts pretty good, without flickering. The idea is 
to completely replace the existing boot method with a flicker-free one. 
The graphical boot splash is designed to run on top of the X.Org Server 
and not Usplash! A graphical operating system switcher will also be 
present during the boot sequence, accessible by pressing the ESC key. 
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-9-10-039-s-New-Boot-Splash-120193.shtml

== In The Blogosphere ==

=== Dell Prepares Ubuntu Encore ===

The VAR Guy, writing in Works With U, notes that Dell has had some 
problems recently with their image regarding their Linux offerings. 
However, he also notes that a source close to the Dell-Ubuntu efforts 
states the following:

     “There will be more [Dell Ubuntu] desktop and notebook SKUs and the 
relationship will be more global then ever next year… there will be 
plenty of Ubuntu/Canonical and Dell good news stories in the near future.”

So things appear to be looking up.  See his article at: 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/08/28/dell-prepares-ubuntu-encore/

=== Openbravo on Ubuntu Server Edition: ERP Sales Will Take Time ===

Joe Panettieri, of Works With U, indicates that there is a lag-time 
between offering an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and its actual 
acceptance by businesses.  Openbravo COO Josep Mitja indicated that 
Openbravo’s core products (enterprise resource planning and 
point-of-sale software) typically have long sales cycles. However, 
Openbravo Quickstart, a custom configured offering is set to launch 
September 1, and Ubuntu Server Edition 9.10 – set to debut in October — 
includes several cloud enhancements that could further improve Ubuntu’s 
appeal beyond the desktop.  Read more at: 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/09/01/openbravo-on-ubuntu-server-edition-erp-sales-will-take-time/

=== Sharp Launches Ubuntu Mobile Internet Tool ===

Joe Panettieri, writing for Works With U, has an article on the new 
Sharp PC-Z1. This device, set to launch September 25 in Japan, is a new 
entry in the world of Mobile Internet Devices. "It features a 5-inch TFT 
LCD touch-screen, runs Ubuntu 9.04 and launches in as little as 3 
seconds." Paul Miller of Engadget says that it's running a full Ubuntu 
install at a relatively high resolution and a rather snappy pace. More 
details at the link below.

  * You can see an Engadget video of the new device here: 
http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/03/sharp-pc-z1-netwalker-hands-on-ubuntu-like-youve-never-seen-it/ 


http://www.workswithu.com/2009/08/27/sharp-launches-ubuntu-mobile-internet-tool/

=== The easiest operating system to update is... ===

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, the Cyber Cyinc writing on the ComputerWorld 
blog site, tried upgrading several operating systems with an eye to ease 
and speed. Among those that he tried were Microsoft Windows 7, Mac Snow 
Leopard and Ubuntu 9.04. Of the three, he felt that the Ubuntu 9.04 
upgrade was the easiest. Read his explanation at: 
http://blogs.computerworld.com/14629/the_easiest_operating_system_to_update_is

=== Ubuntu Software Store: Will Your Kids Try It? ===

Joe Panettieri, writing for Works With U, looks at the Ubuntu Software 
store through the eyes of the end user - his 10 year old son. 
Considering that he is greatly taken with the Apple App Store, he feels 
that he would be just as happy with the Ubuntu Software Store. He also 
feels that adults will flock to it for business and productivity 
applications. See what he has to say at: 
http://www.workswithu.com/2009/08/31/ubuntu-software-store-right-place-right-time/

== In Other News ==

=== Ubuntu Podcast Quickie #11 ===

In this quickie episode you'll find:

  * Karmic Alpha 5 is out
  * how to participate in Ubuntu Global Jam
  * Pennsylvania LoCo at CPOSC
  * Ubuntu in Zimbabwe parliament
  * Greek Team helps build educational repo
  * 5th issue of Greek Team magazine Ubuntistas
  * Ubuntu Technical Board elections
  * Tahoe-LAFS in Karmic
  * new screencasts
  * Ubuntu Mexico podcast
  * Ubuntu User magazine issue #2

http://ubuntupodcast.net/2009/09/04/ubuntu-podcast-quickie-11/

=== Ubuntu-UK podcast: The Android Invasion ===

Laura Cowen, Alan Pope, Tony Whitmore, Dave Walker and sadly no Ciemon 
Dunville are back again from ‘Studio B’ with an all new episode of the 
Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Local Community Support Team.

  * What we've been up to this week
  * The news:
   * Aussies defence force using Linux
   * Skype supports pulseaudio with latest release
   * Possible Skype vulnerability
   * Novell UNIX ownership thrown into question
   * Sharp shows off new MID
   * MythTV 0.22 nears release
   * Nokia releases the N900
   * Oracle gets the go ahead to buy Sun
   * Chrome/Chromium 64-bit progress
   * Moonlight beta 2.0 out
   * Dell Armless no longer?
   * Windows 7 is 3vil0r!
  * Upcoming events
  * What to expect at OggCamp
  * Just a Moment
  * The Ecosphere
  * emails, tweets and dents

http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2009/09/03/s02e12-the-android-invasion

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

=== Monday, September 7, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

=== Tuesday, September 8, 2009 ===

==== Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 13:00 UTC
  * End: 14:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/Meeting

==== Technical Board Meeting ====

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

==== Server Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting

==== Desktop Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 16:30 UTC
  * End: 17:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-desktop
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting

==== Kernel Team Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 23:00 UTC
  * End: 24:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BeginnersTeam/Meetings

=== Wednesday, September 9, 2009 ===

==== Foundation Team Meeting ====

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

==== QA Team Meeting ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/

==== Americas Membership Board Meeting ====
  * Start: 22:00 UTC
  * End: 23:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Membership/RegionalBoards/Americas

=== Thursday, September 10, 2009 ===

==== Karmic UserInterfaceFreeze ====

  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze

==== Ubuntu Java Meeting ====

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

==== Ubuntu Translations Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:00 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TranslatingUbuntu/Events/Meetings.

=== Friday, September 11, 209 ===

==== MC Meeting ====

  * Start: 07:00 UTC
  * End: 08:00 UTC
  * Location: None listed as of publication
  * Agenda: None listed as of publication

==== Karmic Weekly Release Meeting ====

  * Start: 15:00 UTC
  * End: 16:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2009-09-11

==== Edubuntu Meeting ====

  * Start: 17:00 UTC
  * End: 18:30 UTC
  * Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  * Agenda:  https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Edubuntu/WikiSite/Meeting/

=== Saturday, September 12, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

=== Sunday, September 13, 2009 ===

  * None listed as of publication

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

=== Security Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 6.06 Updates ===

  * None Reported

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

  * cdrom-detect 1.25ubuntu3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-August/012288.html
  * debian-installer-utils 1.50ubuntu4 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-August/012287.html
  * postgresql-common 87ubuntu2 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2009-September/012289.html

=== Ubuntu 8.10 Updates ===

  * linux 2.6.27-14.41 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/intrepid-changes/2009-August/009761.html

=== Ubuntu 9.04 Updates ===

  * mesa 7.4-0ubuntu3.3 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-August/009886.html
  * linux 2.6.28-15.51 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-August/009887.html
  * gnome-terminal 2.26.0-0ubuntu2.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-August/009888.html
  * glibc 2.9-4ubuntu6.1 - 
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/jaunty-changes/2009-August/009889.html

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