Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 247

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Tue Jan 10 01:01:20 UTC 2012


Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 247 for the week
December 19, 2011 - January 8, 2012.

== Links to UWN ==

 * Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue247

== In This Issue ==

 * Ubuntu 12.04 Development update
 * New IRC Council
 * Canonical at CES, Las Vegas, 10th - 13th January to showcase Ubuntu TV
 * Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories
 * Ubuntu Stats
 * LoCo News
 * Ubuntu Cloud News
 * Canonical Design Team: Improving the Multi-Monitor Experience in Ubuntu
 * Michael Hall: Writing Unity Lenses
 * Sergio Meneses: Dia del Usuario Ubuntu en Espanol?.... esta aqui! y
necesita Instructores!
 * Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin to pull less power than predecessors
 * Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line
 * Canonical shares U1DB technical preview
 * In Other News
 * Featured Podcasts
 * Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings
 * Upcoming Meetings and Events
 * Other Articles Of Interest
 * Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10
 * And much much more!

== General Community News ==

=== And We're Back ===

The Ubuntu News Team hopes everyone had a wonderful holiday season and
that 2012 is starting out to be great.

Issue 247 will be a little longer than past issue as we try to bring
you the highlights from the holidays.

Thanks for your continued support and we are looking forward to
bringing all of you the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter throughout 2012.

=== Ubuntu 12.04 Development update ===

Daniel Holbach shares some of the latest news in Ubuntu 12.04
development, including creating working daily builds, QA work on
automatic ISO and upgrade testing as well as the reduction in number
of uninstallable packages. Holbach also reports: "publisher (the
machinery that makes packages available once they are built in
Launchpad) can be run every 30 minutes" shortening the amount of time
between uploading a fix and testing.

The spotlight of the development update is on "Fixing Ubuntu bugs -
how you can be part of every step along the way" where the process
flow is described consists of test, file bugs, investigate the bug,
forward upstream, pick up the fix, integrate the fix and propose for
upload.

The update wraps up with basics for how to get involved, find
something to work on and get in touch with the development team.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2011/12/22/ubuntu-12-04-development-update-9/

=== New IRC Council ===

The Community Council announces and congratulates the following new
IRC Council (IRCC) Members:

 * Ben Rubin | Pici | https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BenjaminRubin
 * Juha Siltala | topyli | https://wiki.ubuntu.com/JuhaSiltala
 * Alan Bell | AlanBell | https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlanBell
 * Matt Wheeler | Funkyhat | https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MattWheeler

And sends thanks to the former members of the IRCC for their work.

=== Precise Quality, not just for Precise ===

Mark Shuttleworth discusses the path forward with the development of
12.04 as he describes the three legs of the Ubuntu engineering
practice: cadence, quality and design. He discusses the Quality
Assurance (QA) tools and processes now being employed to not only help
quality on the Ubuntu side, but which will also work with upstreams
that have test suites.

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/938

=== #lubuntu call for operators ===

The IRCC is now taking applications for a number of new operator
positions in the #lubuntu channel. Requirements and core expectations
are outlined and instructions for applying are provided.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-irc/2012-January/001475.html


=== Canonical at CES, Las Vegas, 10th - 13th January to showcase Ubuntu TV ===

Canonical has announced its participation in the Consumer Electronics
Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 10-13. "On display will be the
latest in Desktop, Cloud and demonstrations on Ubuntu One, plus an
exclusive Ubuntu concept design which will be announced during the
show."

In a later post Canonical revealed that the concept design would be an
Ubuntu TV. They have launched a new site at http://www.ubuntu.com/tv
with details.

http://blog.canonical.com/2012/01/03/canonical-at-ces-las-vegas-10th-13th-january/

http://blog.canonical.com/2012/01/09/canonical-to-showcase-ubuntu-tv-at-ces/

==  Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories ==

=== Thanking the Ubuntu community ===

Marek Bardonski wrote up a summary of Ubuntu Community Appreciation
Day and adds some thoughts of this own:

"We are in Christmas period. Everyone reassembles wishes and try to
appreciate others.

It is the perfect time to thank the people, by which we can enjoy a
free operating system - Ubuntu, and in a broader perspective - the
whole Open Source community. Consider how computer world would look
without free software:

 * Microsoft would have a monopoly for a long time, because no single
company is not able to create the competition for him, resulting in
much higher price of Windows
 * All tools and programs designed to study or work would be paid
(except for not fully functional demo version), so that the
development of science and art will grow in a much slower rate
 * The presence of monopoly would jeopardize the security, because a
group of one thousand people from around the world is able to react
much faster than even Microsoft's security team, consisting not more
than twenty people

These are only some aspects, which is worth noting. Exactly one month
ago, on 20.11.2011, we held the first Community Appreciation Day
Ubuntu, a day in which users would like to thank developers for their
work. For my part, I would like to thank all the Ubuntu developers and
wish further successful development. I put a few links showing
gratitude from the community:

Let us remember this day, I encourage everyone to create entries and
thank Ubuntu contributors, especially in this day in the next year -
20/11/2012."

Original post in Polish:
http://bdfhjk.blog.pl/2011/12/20/ubuntu-community-appreciation/


=== Thanks to the Open Source Community ===

Scott Sanbar discusses some of his recent successes and the open
source tools he's currently using. He then goes on to thank the Ubuntu
Beginners Team and notes he seeks to increase his involvement in,
Ubuntu and the Open Source Community in general.

http://www.sanbarcomputing.com/?p=197


== Ubuntu Stats ==

=== Bug Stats ===

 * Open (87664) -244 over last week
 * Critical (173) -5 over last week
 * Unconfirmed (45926) +260 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 Oneiric ===

 1. English (Australia) (5230) +/-0 over last week
 2. Spanish (8947) -3 over last week
 3. English (United Kingdom) (37544) -8189 over last week
 4. Brazilian Portuguese (43935) -1320 over last week
 5. Bosnian (51575) -5061 over last week


Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Oncelot", see
more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/oneiric/ and
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

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

 * Usually you need to have information of several windows on a sight
- http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29086/
 * Improve windows management in Expo view -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29074/
 * Make managing downloaded files easier and more intuitive -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29070/
 * Ubuntu One: better login protection -
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29083/
 * Display Passwords Option at Login and for Encryption Programs Like
GnuPG - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/29072/

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/


=== ASK Ubuntu Top Five Questions this week ===

 * Can I legally build and sell desktops with Ubuntu pre-installed? -
http://askubuntu.com/questions/93688/can-i-legally-build-and-sell-desktops-with-ubuntu-pre-installed
 * To use Windows and Ubuntu on one computer, which should I install
first? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/93146/to-use-windows-and-ubuntu-on-one-computer-which-should-i-install-first
 * Should I restart after updating my system? -
http://askubuntu.com/questions/93671/should-i-restart-after-updating-my-system
 * How can I grep through tab completion possibilities? -
http://askubuntu.com/questions/92438/how-can-i-grep-through-tab-completion-possibilities
 * Why does my computer get less battery life with Ubuntu compared to
Windows? - http://askubuntu.com/questions/93654/why-does-my-computer-get-less-battery-life-with-ubuntu-compared-to-windows


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

== LoCo News ==

=== Ubuntu-Co and Ubuntu Oregon release themes for Chrome! ===

The Ubuntu Columbia and Ubuntu Oregon teams have both released themes
for Chrome branded for their respective teams; they are now available
for free in the Chrome Web Store.

http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/ubuntu-theme-for-chrome/

http://www.ubuntu-oregon.org/2011/12/28/ubuntu-oregon-chrome-theme/

=== Ubuntu Ireland LoCo 2011 year end roundup....As I saw it ===

Mike O'Donohue shares highlights from the Ubuntu Ireland team in 2011,
including their Ubuntu Hours, Global Jams, Release Parties(Natty and
Oneiric) Geeknics and monthly team meetings on IRC.

http://airurando.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/ubuntu-ireland-loco-2011-year-end-roundup-as-i-saw-it/


== Ubuntu Cloud News ==

=== Retrieve Public SSH Key From EC2 ===

Eric Hammond demonstrates some handy features of EC2 as he solves the
problem of a lost public SSH key by launching of a new EC2 instance
where the ssh public key can be captured.

http://alestic.com/2011/12/ec2-public-ssh-key

=== phpMyAdmin Charm ready! ===

Marco Ceppi shares a video of how to install and deploy his new juju
charm for simple deployment of phpMyAdmin. Ceppi explains: "In summary
you'll need to fetch this charm, bootstrap a deployment environment,
deploy MySQL charm and phpMyAdmin charm, create a relationship between
the two, and expose the service."

http://marcoceppi.com/2011/12/phpmyadmin-charm/

=== You Should Use EBS Boot Instances on Amazon EC2 ===

Eric Hammond discusses some of the big benefits of EBS boot instances
over instance-store, some of the side cases where instance-store may
be useful and wraps up with background and notes on the technologies.

http://alestic.com/2012/01/ec2-ebs-boot-recommended

== The Planet ==

=== Canonical Design Team: Improving the Multi-Monitor Experience in Ubuntu ===

During UDS-P held in Orlando, Florida last November, the design team
demonstrated a prototype being developed for multi-monitor support.
This post discusses the plans for this support.  The design team also
shares a video demonstration of this prototype.

http://design.canonical.com/2011/12/improving-the-multi-monitor-experience-in-ubuntu/

=== Michael Hall: Writing Unity Lenses ===

In this post Michael Hall shines the spotlight on of the important
areas that make up the Unity desktop--Lenses.

Hall talks about what a Lense is, how he dug into the technology
behind Lenses, and what it takes to write a Lense.

http://mhall119.com/2011/12/writing-unity-lenses/

=== Sergio Meneses: Dia del Usuario Ubuntu en Espanol?.... esta aqui!
y necesita Instructores! ===

Sergio Meneses announces Ubuntu User Days in to offered in Spanish on
January 14, 2012.  Mmeses also announces a call for session
instructors.  If you or someone you know would like to take part or
want more information about this event please share the links below.

Original posts in Spanish:
http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/dia-del-usuario-ubuntu-en-espanol-esta-aqui/

http://sergioandresmeneses.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/el-dia-del-usuario-ubuntu-necesita-instructores/

=== Ubuntu Women: New wiki.ubuntu-women.org theme now live! ===

The Ubuntu Women project has announced the completion of one of their
core blueprint items for this cycle as it releases the new branding
theme for wiki.ubuntu-women.org. Elizabeth Krumbach thanks the people
involved for helping the team reach this goal.

http://blog.ubuntu-women.org/2011/12/new-wiki-ubuntu-women-org-theme-now-live/

=== Ronnie Tucker: Full Circle Magazine - Lite! ===

Ronnie Tucker announces a mobile/epub version of Full Circle. For
those who follow Full Circle Magazine on Facebook and google+ you've
see the preview of the beta. Tucker says its looking good so far and
he notes that readers should, "think of Full Circle Magazine Lite as a
quick beta test edition of FCM to read on tablets and mobile phones."

Download instructions and more information about this app can be found
at the link below

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2011/12/29/full-circle-magazine-lite/

=== Marco Ceppi: Ask Ubuntu, 32k Mile Marker ===

Marco Ceppi, an Ask Ubuntu Moderator, points out that Ask Ubuntu
enters 2012 with 32,000 users and just over 32,000 questions.
Ceppi also notes that the top 3 questions asked on the site in 2011 were:

 * How can I configure Unity?
 * Do I need to have 'antivirus software' installed?
 * What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts?

More about Ask Ubuntu and how you can get involved can be found in the
full post.

http://marcoceppi.com/2011/12/ask-ubuntu-32k-mile-marker/

=== Stephane Graber: Networking in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ===
In this poste Stephane Graber writes that one focus he has for the
12.04 cycle is to get Ubuntu's support for complex networking working
in a predictable way.  His plan is to review exactly what happens at
boot time and to get a list of possible scenarios that are used on
servers in corporate environment and make sure these always work.

Graber writes about the following areas: Bonding, Tagging, Bridging,
Complex Network Configuration Example, and IPv6.

In his conclusion he states, "At this point, I think Ubuntu Precise is
pretty much ready as far as networking is concerned. The only
remaining change is the new ifupdown and the small installer change
that comes with it for DHCPv6 support."

http://www.stgraber.org/2012/01/04/networking-in-ubuntu-12-04-lts/

=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Top 10 Ubuntu Software Centre app
downloads for December 2011 ===

Here's the lost of the top 10 list of apps downloaded from the Ubuntu
Software Centre during December 2011.

Commerical Apps include: TRAUMA, Fluendo DVD Player, Braid, Oil Rush
(pre-order, beta access), Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, World of
Goo, Monster RPG 2, The Clockwork Man: The Hidden World, Uplink,
Memory Owl.

The top 10 list of free apps include: Ryzom, CrossOver Games, Vendetta
Online, CrossOver Pro (Trial), Full Circle Magazine, CrossOver
Standard (Trial), Wunderlist, Tribal Trouble 2, Magic 8 Ball, Clipardo
(demo).

For a description of each of the downloads see the link below.

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/01/top-10-ubuntu-software-centre-app-downloads-for-december-2011/

=== Elizabeth Krumbach: Community Council Begins Ubuntu Mailing Lists Review ===

Elizabeth Krumbach reports that at the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS)
in Orlando, Florida last November the Community Council (CC) was
presented with the issue of inactive mailing lists on lists.ubuntu.com
and the potential to discourage new contributors who join these
inactive lists. The CC began a project to review the lists and contact
owners of ones which are being proposed for shut down. Krumbach's post
includes a list of mailing lists currently proposed for deletion and
invites comments from the community about the status of each of these
lists.

http://princessleia.com/journal/?p=5598

=== Canonical Design Team: System Settings for Precise and Launcher
Reveal Prototype ===

Christian Giordano, of the Canonical Design Team says that with Unity
the Design Team has been trying to raise the bar innovating in the
User Experience with new UI elements, such as Dash and Overlay
Scrollbars.
"Besides the usual detailed tweaks to options + related widgets, there
were other areas we looked at. These are: layout consistency, Unity
customisation options, simplified structure," writes Giordano.

The Design Team would also like users to take a look at the full post
and the links listed in the post and give them your feedback.

In another post, Stewart Wilson of the Canonical Design Team revealed
the prototype of the Launcher. Wilson says, "The motivation for making
the Launcher available from any display is to allow the user to launch
and switch applications, without having to travel onto another display
to do so."

Wilson gives readers a link to the source prototype source code and
asks users to give feedback on the Launcher as well.


http://design.canonical.com/2012/01/system-settings-for-precise/

http://design.canonical.com/2012/01/launcher-reveal-prototype/


== In The Press ==

=== Ubuntu targets smartphones, clouds ===

Tom Henderson from TechWorld talks about new features that Ubuntu
promises to deliver. He mentions working on ARM architecture (and
targeting smartphones and servers) and cloud efforts (specifically
juju).

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/410662/ubuntu_targets_smartphones_clouds

=== Ubuntu's Precise Pangolin to pull less power than predecessors ===

Michael Gorman from Engadget reports on Ubuntu kernel engineer Colin
King's blog post which discusses various improvements that should
bring lower power usage in Precise Pangolin, including PCI Express
Active State Power Management (ASPM).

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/19/ubuntus-precise-pangolin-to-pull-less-power-than-predecessors/

Visit King's original post here:
http://smackerelofopinion.blogspot.com/2011/12/improving-battery-life-in-ubuntu.html

=== Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line ===

Katherine Noyes talks about US PC maker CTL who is launching a new
line of Ubuntu-based PC, beginning with a laptop called the MB40U.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/246944/ubuntu_1110_oneiric_ocelot_will_power_new_pc_line.html

=== Munich Linux Migration Project LiMux Reports Success ===

Michael Reed of Linux Journal examines how the LiMux project "to
convert local government institutions to Linux and open source
software in Munich" is surpassing expectations. Launched in 2003 they
report to have 9,000 Linux migrated workstations to a distribution
also called LiMux and based on Ubuntu.

http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/limux-munich-linux-migration-project-reports-success

Also visit the English version of the LiMux page here:
http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/english/index.html

== In the Blogosphere ==

=== Empathy with MSN XMPP Support Lands in Ubuntu 12.04 ===

Joey Sneddon, OMG! Ubuntu!, writes, "Barely day after GNOME devs added
it to Empathy, working MSN XMPP support has landed in Ubuntu 12.04."

For more information as well as screen shots see Sneddon's full post.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/empathy-with-msn-xmpp-support-lands-in-ubuntu-12-04/

=== Canonical shares U1DB technical preview ===

Dj Walker-Morgan, H-online, summaries Canonical's U1DB technical review.

"According to the announcement, U1DB is an API and data model designed
to be backed by any database for storage. The API has been created to
enable the storage of JSON documents in synchronised databases and to
make that process simple," writes Walker-Morgan.

For links to the original announcement, mailing list, reference
implemation, quickstart guide, download and documentation see the link
below.

http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Canonical-shares-U1DB-technical-preview-1400271.html


=== The X.Org Stack For Ubuntu 12.04 To Enter Staging ===

Michael Larabel, Phoronix, writes, "Canonical is preparing to push
their X.Org Server configuration they intend to use in Ubuntu 12.04
LTS "Precise Pangolin" into their staging area. Once again, it's not
the latest upstream code, but a convoluted solution."

Larabel continues with, "As was originally discussed at the Ubuntu
12.04 Developer Summit, X.Org Server 1.12 isn't being called into play
for this next Ubuntu Long-Term Support release, but instead they are
going with X.Org Server 1.11 while back-porting some of the changes
from 1.12 to their 1.11 base."

To read Larabel's full commentary on the X.Org Stack for 12.04 see the
link below.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTAzMzc

=== 5 Alternatives To Unity For Ubuntu Users [Linux] ===

Chris Hoffman, makeuseof, gives readers 5 alternatives to Unity which
include: GNOME Shell (GNOME 3), KDE, XFCE, LXDE and Xmonad. Hoffman
gives a description of each alternative along with screenshots in this
post.


http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-alternatives-unity-ubuntu-users-linux/


=== Ubuntu AppStore Goes Online ===

Swapnil Bhartiya, Muktware, writes, "Ubuntu silently took its apps
on-line by launching 'Ubuntu App Directory'"

Screenshots and a review of the site can be found at the link below.

http://www.muktware.com/articles/3154/ubuntu-appstore-goes-online

== In Other News ==

=== Kicking off 2012 with iOS Files and CES ===

The Ubuntu One team at Canonical has launched the anticipated Ubuntu
One "Files" app for iOS. The "Android version of this app has been
hugely successful and the iOS version delivers to the same high
standard, so you can secure and manage your photos and files directly
from your iOS device wherever you are."

The team also reports that Ubuntu One will be showcased alongside the
Ubuntu OS at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
from January 10-13.

http://voices.canonical.com/ubuntuone/?p=1349

=== Vodacom Success! ===

In October, Canonical announced the launch of the Vodacom Webbook,
embedded with Ubuntu, which is now available to buy in over 1,200
stores in South Africa. Canonical reports that the "product has been
selling well and over the coming weeks is expected to be one of the
'must have' Christmas gifts for this year."

http://blog.canonical.com/2011/12/19/vodacom-success/

=== Full Circle #56 - out NOW! ===

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of our fifty-sixth issue.

This month:

 * Command and Conquer.
 * How-To : Make 11.10 Look 'Classic', LibreOffice - Part 10, Backup
Strategy - Part 4, Persistent USB Stick, and Connect To IRC.
 * Linux Lab - Xbox Media Centre.
 * Review - Puppy Linux.
 * I Think - Would you attend a monthly FCM meeting on IRC?
 * Closing Windows - Moving, copying & deleting files

plus: more Ubuntu Games, My Desktop (and an extra!), My Opinion, My
Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot! http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-56/

== Featured Podcasts ==

 * Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S04E22 - The Unbeliever:
http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2011/12/21/s04e22-the-unbeliever/

 * Full Circle Podcast Episode 27 You Cant Buy this Kind of
Entertainment: http://fullcirclemagazine.org/2012/01/01/full-circle-podcast-episode-27-you-cant-buy-this-kind-of-entertainment/

== Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings ==

 * Edubuntu Team - No new meetings since last issue of UWN
 * Kubuntu Team - No new meetings since last issue of UWN
 * Lubuntu Team - January 4, 2012:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Meetings/20120104
 * Mythbuntu Team - No new meetings since last issue of UWN
 * Ubuntu Studio Team - January 8, 2012:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Meetings/2012January8
 * Xubuntu Team - December 29, 2011:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings/Archive/Minutes/2011-12-29

== Upcoming Meetings and Events ==

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

== Other Articles Of Interest ==

 *  Linux Kernel Milestones in 2011 -
https://www.linux.com/news/featured-blogs/196:zonker/527985:linux-kernel-milestones-in-2011
 * In Depth: 13 weird and wonderful niche Linux distros -
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/13-weird-and-wonderful-niche-linux-distros-1046624
 * LinuxJournal Top Stories of 2011 -
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/top-stories-2011
 * Raspberry Pi $25 PC on course for January arrival -
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57349222-76/raspberry-pi-$25-pc-on-course-for-january-arrival/
 * The Top Five Linux Stories of 2011 -
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/the-top-five-linux-stories-of-2011/10067
 * The Year in Review: Desktop Linux Developments in 2011 -
http://www.thevarguy.com/2011/12/30/the-year-in-review-desktop-linux-developments-in-2011/
 * Top Tech News of 2011 -
http://www.junauza.com/2011/12/top-tech-news-of-2011.html
 * Linux in 2011: What a Great Year -
http://www.linuxplanet.com/news/linux-in-2011-what-a-great-year.html
 * The Growth of Linux in 2011 [Analysis] -
http://www.unixmen.com/news-today/2027-the-growth-of-linux-in-2011-analysis
 *What I Love About Ubuntu Unity -
http://www.muktware.com/blogs/3159/what-i-love-about-ubuntu-unity
 *Will an Ubuntu Gadget Debut at CES?-
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/247267/will_an_ubuntu_gadget_debut_at_ces.html
 *$25 Linux PC 'Raspberry Pi' to Go in Production Early Next Year -
http://www.ubuntuvibes.com/2011/12/25-linux-pc-raspberry-pi-to-go-in.html

== Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10 ==

=== Security Updates ===

 * USN-1310-1: libarchive vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1310-1
 * USN-1311-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1311-1
 * USN-1312-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1312-1
 * USN-1313-1: Linux Kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerability -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1313-1
 * USN-1314-1: Python 3 vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1314-1
 * USN-1315-1: JasPer vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1315-1
 * USN-1316-1: t1lib vulnerability - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1316-1
 * USN-1254-1: Thunderbird vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1254-1
 * USN-1317-1: Ghostscript vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1317-1
 * USN-1318-1: Linux kernel (FSL-IMX51) vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1318-1
 * USN-1319-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1319-1
 * USN-1320-1: FFmpeg vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1320-1
 * USN-1306-1: Firefox vulnerabilities - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1306-1
 * USN-1306-2: Mozvoikko and ubufox update -
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1306-2

=== Ubuntu 8.04 Updates ===

 * selinux 0.2+0.10init1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2012-January/012706.html
 * ghostscript 8.61.dfsg.1-1ubuntu3.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2012-January/012707.html
 * postgresql-8.3 8.3.17-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/hardy-changes/2012-January/012708.html



=== Ubuntu 10.04 Updates ===

 * libarchive 2.8.0-2ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012581.html
 * libsmbios 2.2.13-0ubuntu4.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012582.html
 * squid 2.7.STABLE7-1ubuntu12.5 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012583.html
 * libvirt 0.7.5-5ubuntu27.21 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012584.html
 * cloud-init 0.5.10-0ubuntu1.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012585.html
 * openldap 2.4.21-0ubuntu5.7 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012586.html
 * procps 1:3.2.8-1ubuntu4.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012587.html
 * python3.1 3.1.2-0ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012588.html
 * app-install-data-partner 12.10.04.5 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012589.html
 * vmware-view-client 1.3.0-0ubuntu1+lucid2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012590.html
 * jasper 1.900.1-7ubuntu0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012591.html
 * lighttpd 1.4.26-1.1ubuntu3.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012592.html
 * cacti 0.8.7e-2ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012593.html
 * t1lib 5.1.2-3ubuntu0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012594.html
 * unbound 1.4.1-2ubuntu0.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2011-December/012595.html
 * opencryptoki 2.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2012-January/012596.html
 * selinux 1:0.10~10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2012-January/012597.html
 * ghostscript 8.71.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2012-January/012598.html
 * postgresql-8.4 8.4.10-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2012-January/012599.html
 * ffmpeg 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2012-January/012600.html
 * ffmpeg-extra 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/lucid-changes/2012-January/012601.html

=== Ubuntu 10.10 Updates ===

 * opencryptoki 2.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2012-January/009707.html
 * selinux 1:0.10~10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2012-January/009708.html
 * ghostscript 8.71.dfsg.2-0ubuntu7.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2012-January/009709.html
 * postgresql-8.4 8.4.10-0ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2012-January/009710.html
 * ffmpeg 4:0.6-2ubuntu6.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2012-January/009711.html
 * ffmpeg-extra 4:0.6-2ubuntu3.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2012-January/009712.html
 * libarchive 2.8.4-1ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009696.html
 * chasen 2.4.4-11+squeeze2build0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009697.html
 * mojarra 2.0.3-1+squeeze1build0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009698.html
 * python3.1 3.1.2+20100915-0ubuntu4.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009699.html
 * app-install-data-partner 12.10.10.4 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009700.html
 * vmware-view-client 1.3.0-0ubuntu1+maverick2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009701.html
 * jasper 1.900.1-7ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009702.html
 * lighttpd 1.4.26-3ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009703.html
 * cacti 0.8.7g-1ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009704.html
 * t1lib 5.1.2-3ubuntu0.10.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009705.html
 * unbound 1.4.5-1ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/maverick-changes/2011-December/009706.html

=== Ubuntu 11.04 Updates ===

 * libarchive 2.8.4-1ubuntu0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012322.html
 * chasen 2.4.4-11+squeeze2build0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012323.html
 * mojarra 2.0.3-1+squeeze1build0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012324.html
 * python3.2 3.2-1ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012325.html
 * python3.1 3.1.3-1ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012326.html
 * app-install-data-partner 12.11.04.3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012327.html
 * vmware-view-client 1.3.0-0ubuntu1+natty2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012328.html
 * jasper 1.900.1-7ubuntu2.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012329.html
 * lighttpd 1.4.28-2ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012330.html
 * cacti 0.8.7g-1ubuntu0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012331.html
 * t1lib 5.1.2-3ubuntu0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012332.html
 * unbound 1.4.9-0ubuntu1.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2011-December/012333.html
 * opencryptoki 2.2.8+dfsg-4ubuntu0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2012-January/012334.html
 * selinux 1:0.10~11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2012-January/012335.html
 * postgresql-8.4 8.4.10-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/natty-changes/2012-January/012336.html

=== Ubuntu 11.10 Updates ===

 * vmware-view-client 1.3.0-0ubuntu1+oneiric2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011635.html
 * libarchive 2.8.4-1ubuntu0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011636.html
 * banshee 2.2.1-1ubuntu3 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011637.html
 * compiz-plugins-main 1:0.9.6-0ubuntu4.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011638.html
 * evolution 3.2.2-0ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011639.html
 * nova 2011.3+git20111117-0ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011640.html
 * bibus 1.5.1-3ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011641.html
 * cmigrep 1.5-8build0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011642.html
 * silly 0.1.0-2ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011643.html
 * gnome-gmail 1.8.1-1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011644.html
 * mojarra 2.0.3-1+squeeze1build0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011645.html
 * clearsilver 0.10.5-1.1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011646.html
 * linux-ac100 2.6.38-1001.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011647.html
 * gnome-shell 3.2.1-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011648.html
 * jasper 1.900.1-7ubuntu2.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011649.html
 * lighttpd 1.4.28-2ubuntu2.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011650.html
 * cacti 0.8.7g-2.1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011651.html
 * t1lib 5.1.2-3ubuntu0.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011652.html
 * cairo-dock-plug-ins 2.4.0~2.1-0ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2011-December/011653.html
 * ubuntu-docs 11.10.6 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011654.html
 * ganglia 3.1.7-2ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011655.html
 * postler 0.1.1-1ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011656.html
 * libqxt 0.6.1-3ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011657.html
 * python-kinterbasdb 3.3.0-2build1.11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011661.html
 * hgsubversion 1.2.1-2.1ubuntu0.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011658.html
 * python-espeak 0.3-0ubuntu1.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011659.html
 * language-selector 0.56.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011660.html
 * unbound 1.4.12-1ubuntu1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011662.html
 * binutils 2.21.53.20110810-0ubuntu5.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011663.html
 * selinux 1:0.10~11.10.1 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011664.html
 * postgresql-9.1 9.1.2-0ubuntu0.11.10.2 -
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/oneiric-changes/2012-January/011665.html

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