Sunday 07 February 2021
- PLUG Announcements
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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:
Additional bugs that are still considered "targets of opportunity" for the release are found at:
For more information go to the original posting at:
Reflections on Ubuntu, Canonical and the march to free software adoption http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/517
Ubuntu Cowntdown 10.10 http://thorwil.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/ubuntu-countdown-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 - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25842/ * Save my programs list! - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25839/ * Multithread powered file compression - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25873/ * There should be an indicator for new Podcast episodes - http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/25880/
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.