[ubuntu-arizona] Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #93
Craig A. Eddy
tyche at cox.net
Wed May 13 20:44:45 BST 2009
Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #93 for the week
May 4, May 10.
* Arizona Loco Newsletter
* Ninety Third Edition
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* Wednesday-May 13, 2009
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* Next meeting: Sunday May 17, 2009 9:00 PM
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== Newsletter ==
=== Summary of the May 10, 2009 meeting ===
tyche called the meeting to order at 9:00 PM
tyche started the meeting with introductions of new members:
hobbet1 started the introductions: "My real name is Frank I am new to
Ubuntu I want to learn more and then I would like to get my neighborhood
more and help them with it for kids if that makes sense."
dennisk then added his introduction: "Along with der.hans I teach Linux
at MCC's Downtown campus."
hobbet1 and dennisk were both welcomed to the team
tyche then made some announcements:
* You all know that johnc4510 was going on vacation. He did. The last
word I heard from him was that he should be in Joplin, Misouri Saturday
afternoon. However, Joplin had been hit with a massive storm that
knocked out power to 60,000 customers, and his sister was one of them -
so he might not be able to connect with us. I'm sure he will contact us
as soon as power is restored. His brother-in-law has a generator, but
that's reserved for things like the refridgerator, and can't be spared
for a laptop computer. So, they may be a bit uncomfortable, but I'm
sure they're all right. In the mean time, some announcements from the UWN:
* The BugSquad will hold it's first monthly meeting this Tuesday, May
12, 2009, at 16:00 UTC in IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting. The proposed
agenda for the meeting can be found at
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad/Meeting . Everyone is invited to
discuss how to improve the Team and actions. Topics that you feel
important can be added to the agenda. Due to time factors, some topics
may not be addressed at this meeting. It is also possible that, if the
meeting runs over, it may be moved to #ubuntu-bugs.
* After 54 mini-releases, Dustin Kirkland is finally releasing version
2.0. This new version brings more stability, new features, and better
performance thanprevious versions. It is also now ready for general
usage. This release also renames the project from 'screen-profiles' to
'byobu', a Japanese term for decorative, multi-panel screens that serve
as folding room dividers.
* Blogger Bharat Balegere fromg AgniPulse.com covers why Ubuntu is a
failure in India. These are: GRUB Boot loader does not have an aesthetic
appeal, Login screen-users are required to type in their username,
Desktop-the refresh option is missing, default login sound, default
wallpaper, default audio driver is weak, totem movie player sucks,
right click send to options are missing, silverlight-moonlight, safely
remove USB drive or Unmount Volume. Bharat Balegere gives details about
each of these 10 reasons, and hopes that developers will read and use
his suggestions, so that he will have more success spreading Ubuntu to
tyche then asked xHans for any PLUG announcements:
* I was going to plug dennisk's summer class, but it looks like he
already filled it, talk to him if you want an override.
* PLUG's east side meeting is Thursday with a presentation from
CloudMade on OpenStreetMap. Hurricane is flying in for the weekend.
She'll cover OSM for the meeting, then is throwing a mapping party for
Saturday and Sunday. http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/119 and
* MatthewMPP is throwing a weekly BlenderCAD event on Sundays.
* At MCC we will have a few graduates with their degrees in Linux
Networking this Friday.
* both Stammtische are the following week, so a week from Tuesday and a
week from Wednesday.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:16 PM.
== Credits ==
* Craig A Eddy
* John Crawford
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