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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue ## for the week MONTH DAY - DAY, YEAR. In this issue we cover ...

UWN Translations

  • Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the information you need.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase


  • We're pleased to announce that Stefan Ebner joined the MOTU team.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unassigned (#) +/- # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (#) +/- # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

Infamous Bugs

Translation Stats Intrepid

  1. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  2. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  3. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  4. Language (#) +/- # over last week
  5. Language (#) +/- # over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex," see more at:

5-a-day bug stats

Top 5 contributors for the past 7 days

  • crimsun (392)
  • maco.m (60)
  • chrisccoulson (47)
  • hew (35)
  • angusthefuzz (29)

Top 5 teams for the past 7 days

  • dcteam (452)
  • ubuntu-au (35)
  • ubuntu-us-ohio (29)
  • ubuntu-pl (15)
  • ubuntu-cl (12)

5-A-Day stats provided by Daniel Holbach. See

LoCo News

Tamil Team - Intrepid Introduced at Udhagamandalam

Udagamandalam, Nov 28. Computer World of Udagamandalam(1) (a.k.a Ooty), hosted Intrepid Ibex release event at Lawly Institute. Wide range of people ranging form School Teachers, Students, Computer Vendors, Government Officials took part in the event.

Variety of topics starting from different modes of Installing Ubuntu, Package Management, Administration, Tamil features were discussed & demonstrated.

Special Thanks to Terrance S Rajesh of Computer World for making arrangements for event despite heavy rains across the week. Sri Ramadoss & Padmanathan of Ubuntu Tamil Team conducted the event.

Pictures at:

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New in Intrepid Ibex

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

In The Press

IBM pushes "Microsoft alternative" desktop

Based on Ubuntu Linux, virtualization technology from Virtual Bridges and its own Lotus Applications IBM created a desktop that should become an alternative to Microsoft. Usage of Virtual Bridge's VERDE (Virtual Enterprise Remote Desktop Environment) is said to make this solution more cost-efficient than Using Microsoft Office on Microsoft Windows Desktops.

In The Blogosphere

In Other News

Vibuntu 1.0

Vibuntu is another Ubuntu derivate that is based on Ubuntu 8.10 and targeted for visually impaired users. Therefore it logs on automatically and has Orca enabled by default. Applications that are not or rarely used by blind and otherwise visually impared people, such as GNOME or F-Spot, have been removed.

Lazy Linux: 10 essential tricks for admins

Ever got your DVD-Rom locked by someone else? Harrased your console? Or even forgot the root password (Well, maybe not on Ubuntu)? IBM DeveloperWorks has some tricks for you to deal which such annoyances next time.


Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Community Spotlight

Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.10, 8.04, and 8.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 8.10 Updates

UWN #: A sneak peek

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Additional Ubuntu News

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