[ubuntu-arizona] sunday night meeting

Scott Gwin j.scott.gwin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 10:25:14 BST 2010

I apologize for falling asleep and not having a meeting last night. 
Here's the Ubuntu News I had prepared:

OK, welcome everyone to the weekly IRC meeting of the Arizona Ubuntu 
Local Community Team. P)lease signify your attendance with a +1. If this 
is your first time or if you haven't introduced here before please let 
us know a little about yourself.


Archive frozen for preparation of Ubuntu 10.10
The list of release-critical bugs that we want to still try to resolve 
before the release candidate on September 30 is tracked here:

* https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick/+bugs?field.milestone=27462

Additional bugs that are still considered "targets of opportunity" for 
the release are found at:

* https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick/+bugs

For more information go to the original posting at:



Reflections on Ubuntu, Canonical and the march to free software adoption


Ubuntu Cowntdown 10.10


Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

* Ubuntu logo must be shiny - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25841/
* Add the ability to queue extractions in Archive Manager - 
* Save my programs list! - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25839/
* Multithread powered file compression - 
* There should be an indicator for new Podcast episodes - 

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/


Top 5 Voted New StackExchange Questions This Week

* Ubuntu without Flash (?)
* How can I change the order of the users in the login screen?
* No Network Manager icon in the notification area, so I can't use my 
VPN connection.
* What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
* Where do applications typically store data?

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: ændrük, 
dv3500ea, Ralf, koushik and Oli

For more information visit: http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com


David Rubin: Ubuntu Books, The Unboxing

The Ubuntu-ZA team have received their complimentary copies of the 
Official Ubuntu Book as well as the Official Ubuntu Server Book. David 
wonders what should be done with the books now that the team has them 
and lists some suggestions. What do other teams do? Feel free to comment!



Brian Murray: Launchpad Greasemonkey Scripts in Chromium Browser

Brian has been working on getting the Launchpad Greasemonkey scripts on 
par for the Chromium browser than the Firefox browser. The scripts 
mostly works, with some minor issues. Brian also provides instructions 
for obtaining the scripts.



Adam Sommer - Ubuntu Server Guide Retrospective

Adam looks at the Ubuntu Server Guide development over the last release 
cycle. Packaged versions have been dropped, cloud sections have been 
updated and a new section for Puppet has been added.



Shuttleworth Responds to Ubuntu's Critics

OSNews brings us an article regarding Mark Shuttleworth's response to 
recent criticism that cited Ubuntu and Canonical do not contribute 
enough code back to their upstream projects. The article continues by 
detailing the ways in which Ubuntu and Canonical have contributed to the 
overall progress of Linux. To read the full article, click the link below:



Windows 7 vs Ubuntu 10.04

Barry Collins of PCPro Magazine asks the ever popular question: Is Linux 
finally ready for the desktop? In an attempt to find he pits Windows 7 
and Ubuntu 10.04 against each other to find out. To see the results and 
ready all about the benchmarks, follow the link below:



Canonical gets physical with Ubuntu Linux

All of us are used to controlling our desktops with a mouse - but what 
if you could control your desktop with your body - is the question 
Canonical has been asking recently. The article below follows some of 
the comments made by the Canonical Development team and the various ways 
this may materialize in the Ubuntu of the future. To read more, follow 
the link:



Ubuntu 10.10 moves towards completion

Maverick Meerkat follows the Lucid Lynx 10.04 LTS release so for some 
this offers a chance to experiment, with a little wider tolerance for 
more revolutionary features. Ubuntu developer, Dave Walker, talks us 
through some new features and development background.



Belinda Lopez: Getting to the ‘aha’ moments for kids and computers

We’ve created a generation that is a great consumer of technology but 
we’re not enabling them with the right tools and skills to help them 
move from simple consumers to developers of that and even newer 
technology. Belinda asks whether you can remember the first time you had 
that 'aha' moment where you first realized that you can make your 
computer do new things, and whether we should do something to give kids 
today that same opportunity.



Ed Hewitt: Dropbox vs Ubuntu One

On Ubuntu, the two main file syncing services available are Dropbox and 
Ubuntu One. Ed has been bouncing between these two services since Ubuntu 
One was released last year. Dropbox has been around since 2007, and has 
been the leader in this market. Ed decided to write up a a review of 
both services to compare how they stack up against each other.



Unity Netbook Interface Debuts for Ubuntu 10.10

Christopher Tozzi,WorksWithU writes - It’s been a while since we last 
took a look at Unity, the new version of Ubuntu customized for netbooks. 
A lot has changed since then, however, so it’s time for some updates on 
how the desktop environment is evolving.

We first blogged about Unity when Canonical introduced it back in May. 
We made some unfair conclusions at that time, failing to appreciate the 
extent to which the interface was still in development.

For more information go to:



A Canonical Controversy

Mark Shuttleworth’s blog was added into Planet Gnome after he made a 
request for it to be added. Why is this a controversy? Mainly because 
some people want blogs that are featured on Planet Gnome to be from 
authors that are active in the Gnome community and to actually blog 
about Gnome as a topic. If Canonical’s contributions to Gnome are being 
called into question (as evident from the links in closing thoughts 
below) then what results is a controversial decision for Mark’s blog to 
be added in.



Why Red Hat should fear Amazon Linux

While Red Hat's leadership in the enterprise Linux market is without 
question, the cloud tells a different story altogether. Red Hat's cloud 
strategy has thus far focused too narrowly on customer retention, 
opening significant opportunities for Ubuntu to gain traction in the 
cloud -- and gain traction it has, according to EC2 cloud market statistics.



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