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UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter - IDEAS

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Let us know what is going on in the Ubuntu world. Please do not use this as a place to get hits on your website, as we do not pimp for google ads. Sorry.

Thank you for taking time to add content to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter the current newsletter in progress is - Issue 194 May 16th - 22nd, 2010 - and it will be published on Sunday, May 23, 2010. After this issue is published we will review the ideas page clear all content that either has been included or is Overcome by Events.

We wish we could include all content submitted, but that is not always possible. If your submission is not included, please know this is not a personal - it is a matter of time and content and what is relevant for each issue.

Again, thank you in advance for your submissions! -- akgraner 2010-05-07 02:15:59

How To Contribute

We want you to add your ideas but it would help the UWN Editors if you could include items listed below with your suggested articles.

  • Below is a description of what each of the content sections of the newsletter contain. Please take a moment to reveiw and see where your submission bets fits. Please include the following information for each suggestion:
  • Title of Article
  • Full URL to Article
  • A summary for the article if you feel comfortable doing so
  • please sign each submission with @SIG @ (don't worry if you don't see the expansion of your signature at the preview. It will expand when you save)
  • LoCo News

News about Ubuntu LoCo Teams

  • The Planet

Post from the Planet that don't fit into Blogosphere, LoCo or other areas

  • In The Press

Other Ubuntu Related news sites

  • In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu Articles from Blogs not news sources

  • In Other News

Typically Corporate information - while may not be Ubuntu is related - i.e - Canonical, ZaReason, System76, Dell, IBM etc Press Release that relate or tied to Ubuntu but has that Corporate tone to it.

  • Ubuntu Pod Casts

Are there Ubuntu Podcast we aren't currently covering that needs to be included here?

  • Upcoming Meetings and Events

Add upcoming UBUNTU related events and meetings only if they are not included on the Fridge Calendar

  • UWN Translations

If you have suggestions on how we can better help facilitate the translation efforts please let us know. For more information on we are currently handling these efforts please go to:

  • General News Ideas

Ideas for Topics or new areas not yet implemented in UWN

  • Feature of the Week Ideas

See guidelines below

  • Major proposals

Add suggestions that would require major structural changes to the way UWN operates or looks

LoCo News

The Planet

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Upcoming Meetings and Events

UWN Translations

General News Ideas

Feature of the Week Ideas

In an effort to have the feature of the week be useful and relevant to the widest possible audience here are some guide lines to follow when writing your proposal.

  1. Try to use applications that are available via Applications -> Ubuntu Software Center or secondly, System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. These are easier for users to find.

  2. We would like to try to stay away from features that require users to use the command line or edit sensitive configuration files. This is not a strict rule, but more friendly GUI apps are easier for newer users to try. There is a greater chance of someone following your directions and making use of the app if it is easy to install.
  3. We like to focus on good apps/features that are simply lesser known. We like to give these lesser known gems their time in the lime light too.
  4. Try to provide links to the app main web site where readers can find additional information about the app.
  5. Tell the readers why the feature is so useful, maybe how it has helped you. This helps readers understand the reason the app is so great and will increase the likely hood of the reader giving it a try for themselves.
  6. Try to use simple language. This is a newsletter, not a technical API reference .

Major proposals

Add suggestions that would require major structural changes to the way UWN operates or looks

Implemented Stuff

Suggestions and Ideas that have been implimented during the -M, Ubuntu 10.10 cycle