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Team IRC meeting

ZakElep called for an IRC meeting on #ubuntu-ph to discuss future short-term ideas for team events and Wiki cleanup. See PhilippineTeam/MeetingLogs/20110719

Natty Philippines Press Releases

Here are some press releases from the buzz generated during the last Manila Release Party:

Local developers get hold of new Ubuntu release - Newsbytes Philippines, 05 July 2011

The latest release of the desktop Linux flavor, Ubuntu release 11.04 “Natty Narwhal,” developed by its South Africa-based sponsor Canonical and the open source community, is expected to elicit new experiences from older users of Ubuntu, as well as new users with its much improved graphical user interface (GUI) called Unity.

Ubuntu Linux 'Natty Narwhal' debuts in PHL - Day Life Online, 06 July 2011

Aside from being free, the open-source Ubuntu release 11.04 codenamed Natty Narwhal" touts the improved graphical user interface (GUI) dubbed "Unity." "Over other Linux desktop [distributions], Ubuntu has the advantage of being easy-to-use, as well as having a solid infrastructure underneath. Ubuntu also has a broader coverage of language support, with the widely used Unicode as the default character encoding" Zak Elep, head of Ubuntu Philippine Team Local Community (LoCoTeam) said in a statement.

Local Developers Get Hold Of New Ubuntu Release - WMSMOMO Blogsite, 06 July 2011

The ultimate let go of the desktop Linux flavor, Ubuntu let go 11.04 “Natty Narwhal,” created by its South Africa-based unite Canonical and the open source community, is approaching to bleed new practice from comparison users of Ubuntu, together with new users with its sufficient softened graphical user interface (GUI) called Unity.

Local group launches Ubuntu's latest in Phl - The Philippine Star Online, 07 July 2011

Ubuntu users have recently gathered at the launch of the free operating system’s latest version 11.04 “Natty Narwhal,” developed by the open source community and Canonical. Developers of the latest version assure a better and more secured browsing experience with the latest Ubuntu version with its much improved graphical user interface (GUI) called Unity.

Ubuntu ‘Natty Narwhal’ Release to spark opportunities for Linux users in PH - PC World Philippines Online, 07 July 2011

The latest release of the Linux flavor, Ubuntu release 11.04 “Natty Narwhal”, developed by the open source community and Canonical, is expected to elicit new experiences from older users of Ubuntu, as well as new users with its much improved graphical user interface (GUI) called Unity.

Natty Manila Release Party

ZakElep organized a Manila Release Party for NattyNarwhal last July 1 at Orange and Bronze Software Labs:

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Activities were simple: First, food:

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ZakElep rambled a bit about some of the new features of Natty, not the least showing off <a href="http://unity.ubuntu.com/">Unity</a> (the new face of Ubuntu,) but also featuring a few tools that he uses in a daily basis, such as <a href="http://virt-manager.et.redhat.com/">virt-manager</a>.

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Then we had a Q-and-A session. Someone raised a question about porting enterprise software (an airline ticketing system running on Windows) to Ubuntu, as there was a participant who belonged to the company who developed that software. There was also some questions about Unity and its impact on Ubuntu's next release; thankfully, UX Master AllanCaeg was there to answer Smile :)

Then finally, we distributed the pressed CDs from Canonical for the LoCoTeam. A box of CDs were previously shipped to Yolynne Medina for her own release party held the week prior.

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Too bad we didn't get to have a group pic at the end though. Still, it was fun, connecting with a new group of people (as well as seeing old buddies show up for a bit.)

PhilippineTeam/News (last edited 2011-07-19 10:32:35 by zakame)