Articles needed for a special edition of a magazine about Ubuntu Flavors

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at
Tue Mar 26 16:18:46 UTC 2013

Hi everyone,

Just got notes back from the magazine editor, we can begin writing! I
liked Jackson's idea for collaboratively editing them all. Each of us
will still write our own, just have it available as a collaborative
document either with Google Docs or just in case we get
busy/pulled way or whatever we'll at least have a start (if you aren't
a member of the team that can edit things on you can
request to be added, I'm an admin of the etherpad launchpad team).

Each article should be 2 to 8 printed pages, each page should expect
to have have 2500 characters and 2 screen shots/images.

For reference, he also wrote:

"Please remember to keep community and technical subjects wisely balanced.
First, we'd like to convince people to Xubuntu. When they find this OS
exciting - we can show them a community path.
Anyway, I consider an article "Experiences, challenges and the reasons
I settled on Xubuntu" as a technical one :)"

As a reminder, here's the list of articles:

If you see one that's "Unassigned" please volunteer to write it! And
it looks like we could use a couple more "get excited about Xubuntu"
articles :)

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Elizabeth Krumbach <lyz at> wrote:
> Hi Jackson,
> I sent an email off to the magazine editor to get approval on our
> article list and to get some clarification as to page/article length
> (how many words per page, etc). Thanks for the nudge, I just sent a
> follow-up email so hopefully we'll have word soon.
> Once I hear back I can give the green light to start writing. Making
> etherpads for collaborative work is a good idea.
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM, Jackson Doak <doak.jackson at> wrote:
>> what's happening with this? anything new?
>> i'll make a pad to write the join xubuntu testing article.
>> we should make a pad for each, so we can all see and edit the articles.
>> On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 6:25 AM, Elizabeth Krumbach <lyz at> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Shawn Nguyen <shavvnnnguyen at>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I'd be glad to expand on navigating around Xfce in general (from
>>> > applications to shortcuts to the low-key panel). Seems like Xfce is the
>>> > only
>>> > DE that is comparable to gnome2 nowadays (maybe even better?) in terms
>>> > of
>>> > usability and looks! I know there are alternatives for better
>>> > performance
>>> > and customization, but there are always trade offs! Xfce makes it easy
>>> > to
>>> > have a 'nice' DE that is responsive and lightweight without much
>>> > tweaking,
>>> > if any.
>>> This would be great! I've added you to the wiki and assigned you that
>>> topic:
>>> I'm working with the editor to get some details on page/article length
>>> and to confirm that we're on the right track topic-wise. Once that's
>>> firmed up I'll give the OK to have folks start writing! :)
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