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=== Ubuntu 9.10 Beta released ===

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop and Server editions, and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Codenamed "Karmic Koala", 9.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition improves on the work of 9.04 to get you going faster, with improved startup times and a streamlined boot experience.

Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition integrates Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud setup in the installer and provides improvements to system security with App``Armor, including an App``Armor profile for libvirtd to further isolate virtual machines from the host system.

The Ubuntu 9.10 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Mythbuntu, also reach beta status.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 Beta from Ubuntu 9.04, follow these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KarmicUpgrades

Or, download Ubuntu 9.10 Beta here (choose the mirror closest to you):

 * Europe:

  * http://ubuntu.ipacct.com/releases/9.10 (Bulgaria)
  * http://ftp.oleane.net/ubuntu-cd/9.10 (France)
  * http://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/ubuntu.iso/9.10 (Germany)
  * http://ie.releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Ireland)
  * http://nl.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/9.10 (Netherlands)
  * http://no.releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Norway)
  * http://se.releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Sweden)

 * North America:

  * http://mirrors.cat.pdx.edu/ubuntu-releases/9.10 (United States)
  * http://ubuntu.cs.utah.edu/releases/9.10 (United States)

 * Oceania/Australia:

  * http://ftp.citylink.co.nz/ubuntu-releases/9.10 (New Zealand)

 * Rest of the world:

  * http://releases.ubuntu.com/9.10 (Great Britain)

Please download using Bittorrent if possible.

The final version of Ubuntu 9.10 is expected to be released in October 2009.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2009-October/000125.html
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KarmicKoala is coming, scheduled for release in October 2009.

For every Ubuntu release we like to organise parties all over the world. At these parties everyone is welcome and we get together to celebrate, meet new friends and often introduce people new to Ubuntu to our community and our Operating System. Release parties are not only a great way to meet people but they are a lot of fun!

[[BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty|This guide]] explains how best to run a great release party and you can get a lot of advice and help with the planning on the [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-event-planners|ubuntu-event-planners]] and [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/loco-contacts|loco-contacts]] mailing lists.

Be sure to add your party to '''KarmicReleaseParties''' and post pictures of the party in your blog afterwards.


Karmic``Koala is coming, scheduled for release in October 2009. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicKoala

For every Ubuntu release we like to organize parties all over the world. At these parties everyone is welcome and we get together to celebrate, meet new friends and often introduce people new to Ubuntu to our community and our Operating System. Release parties are not only a great way to meet people but they are a lot of fun!

This guide[1] explains how best to run a great release party and you can get a lot of advice and help with the planning on the ubuntu-event-planners[2] and loco-contacts[3] mailing lists.

Be sure to add your party to '''KarmicReleaseParties''' and post pictures of the party in your blog afterwards. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicReleaseParties

 * [1]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/RunningReleaseParty
 * [2]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Ubuntu-event-planners
 * [3]: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/loco-contacts
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=== Ubuntu-Tour in Honduras ===

The Ubuntu Honduras Loco Team did another presentation in the Instituto Tridentino
locate it on the city of San Pedro Sula. They were also planning on taking part in the Global Jam that just concluded, and hope is will be the first of many jams they participate in. If you are a Spanish speaker, you can learn more about the "Tour of Honduras" at the links below.

 * http://ubuntu-honduras.org/node/17 (In Spanish)
 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HondurasTeam/Ubuntu_Tour/InstitutoTridentino (In Spanish)
 * http://www.flickr.com/photos/tatica1/sets/72157622461277394/ (Pictures)

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-September/000716.html

Contents

Contents

  1. UWN Translations
  2. In This Issue
  3. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu 9.10 Beta released
    2. Planning of Karmic Release Parties kicks off!
  4. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Infamous Bugs
    3. Translation Stats Jaunty
    4. Translation Stats Karmic
    5. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
  5. LoCo News
    1. Ubuntu-Tour in Honduras
  6. New in Karmic Koala
  7. Launchpad News
  8. Ubuntu Forums News
  9. In The Press
    1. First Look at Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta
    2. Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday
    3. Mark Shuttleworth's Radical Vision
    4. FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks
    5. Ubuntu 9.10 Beta Is Available for Download
    6. ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works
  10. In The Blogosphere
    1. Ubuntu One: Canonical Raising Storage Limit
    2. U Done Me Right. U Done Me Wrong
    3. Karmic Koala: That's One Seriously Fast Marsupial
  11. In Other News
  12. Meeting Summaries
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
    1. Monday, October 05, 2009
      1. Security Team Catch-up
      2. Ubuntu Community Learning Project Meeting
    2. Tuesday, October 06, 2009
      1. End of Ubuntu Community Council Elections 2009
      2. Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting
      3. Technical Board Meeting
      4. Server Team Meeting
      5. Desktop Team Meeting
      6. Kernel Team Meeting
      7. LoCo Teams Meeting
      8. EMEA Membership Meeting
      9. Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting
      10. Community Council Meeting
    3. Wednesday, October 07, 2009
      1. Cameroonian LoCoTeam monthly IRC meeting
      2. Foundation Team Meeting
      3. QA Team Meeting
    4. Thursday, October 08, 2009
      1. Ubuntu Java Meeting
      2. Ubuntu Translations Meeting
    5. Friday, October 09, 2009
      1. MC Meeting
      2. Karmic Weekly Release Meeting
      3. Edubuntu Meeting
    6. Saturday, October 10, 2009
      1. Ubuntu IRC Council meeting
    7. Sunday, October 11, 2009
  14. Community Spotlight
  15. Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 6.06 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 8.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 9.04 Updates
  16. UWN #: A sneak peek
  17. Archives and RSS Feed
  18. Additional Ubuntu News
  19. Conclusion
  20. Credits
  21. Glossary of Terms
  22. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  23. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #162 for the week September 27 - October 3rd, 2009. 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.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Translations

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu 9.10 Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop and Server editions, and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. Codenamed "Karmic Koala", 9.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.

Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition improves on the work of 9.04 to get you going faster, with improved startup times and a streamlined boot experience.

Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition integrates Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud setup in the installer and provides improvements to system security with AppArmor, including an AppArmor profile for libvirtd to further isolate virtual machines from the host system.

The Ubuntu 9.10 family of variants, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Mythbuntu, also reach beta status.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 Beta from Ubuntu 9.04, follow these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KarmicUpgrades

Or, download Ubuntu 9.10 Beta here (choose the mirror closest to you):

Please download using Bittorrent if possible.

The final version of Ubuntu 9.10 is expected to be released in October 2009.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2009-October/000125.html

Planning of Karmic Release Parties kicks off!

KarmicKoala is coming, scheduled for release in October 2009. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicKoala

For every Ubuntu release we like to organize parties all over the world. At these parties everyone is welcome and we get together to celebrate, meet new friends and often introduce people new to Ubuntu to our community and our Operating System. Release parties are not only a great way to meet people but they are a lot of fun!

This guide[1] explains how best to run a great release party and you can get a lot of advice and help with the planning on the ubuntu-event-planners[2] and loco-contacts[3] mailing lists.

Be sure to add your party to KarmicReleaseParties and post pictures of the party in your blog afterwards. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KarmicReleaseParties

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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Infamous Bugs

Translation Stats Jaunty

  • Spanish (10634) -363 over last week
  • French (37127) -41 over last week
  • Brazilian Portuguese (47748) -148 over last week
  • Swedish (53178) -222 over last week
  • English (United Kingdom) (53415) -4 over last week

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackalope," see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/

Translation Stats Karmic

  • Spanish (16209) -11 over last week
  • French (61435) +261 over last week
  • Brazilian Portuguese (69655) -1261 over last week
  • Swedish (70860) +700 over last week
  • English (Uk) (87440) +556 over last week

1. Language (#) +/- # over last week Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/karmic/

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

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/

LoCo News

Ubuntu-Tour in Honduras

The Ubuntu Honduras Loco Team did another presentation in the Instituto Tridentino locate it on the city of San Pedro Sula. They were also planning on taking part in the Global Jam that just concluded, and hope is will be the first of many jams they participate in. If you are a Spanish speaker, you can learn more about the "Tour of Honduras" at the links below.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2009-September/000716.html

New in Karmic Koala

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

In The Press

First Look at Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta

Life Hacker's Kevin Purdy notes that the beta release of Karmic Koala, the next version of Ubuntu Linux, just arrived on the net. In general, Ubuntu 9.10, or Karmic Koala, doesn't have a whole ton of new-new features over what we saw in 9.04. That's because a lot of the focus has been on more nuts-and-bolts areas, like boot-up management, application security, and other deep-down bits. That said, there is some new stuff worth checking out. Follow this link for a screen shot tour: http://lifehacker.com/5372301/first-look-at-ubuntu-910-karmic-koala-beta/gallery/

Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday

Sam Varghese of IT Wire says it seems like only yesterday that Warty Warthog was making its debut to cheers among the crowd who had always wanted a distribution based on the unstable development stream of Debian. At the end of this month Karmic Koala will be out for download, and it will be another proud moment for Mark Shuttleworth. Shuttleworth has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams as far as usage goes, but he still has a few mountains left to climb as he tries to remove the red ink from the Canonical books. Karmic Koala is an excellent milestone, and a fitting one to mark the fifth birthday. Many happy returns of the day, Mark. http://www.itwire.com/content/view/28023/1090/

Mark Shuttleworth's Radical Vision

Carla Schroder of Linux Planet notes that Mark Shuttleworth's Linuxcon keynote has gotten a lot of attention. Some for being the big Linux celebrity, some for making some unfortunate comments, and a small bit for his actual message. "People often ask me why I'm so fascinated by Free software , and why I put so much time, energy, and money into Ubuntu...I really believe the Free software process is the right way to build software. Not only that, but there is the potential, if we raise our game... that we could end up defining the experience that the average person has whenever they turn on a computer." Hit this link to read more of Schroder's comments, or to watch the video of Shuttleworth's speach: http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/6861/1/

FreeBSD 8.0 vs. Ubuntu 9.10 Benchmarks

Phoronix's Michael Larabel reminds us that Canonical will be releasing Ubuntu 9.10 at the end of next month while the final release of FreeBSD 8.0 is also expected within the next few weeks. With these two popular free software operating systems both having major updates coming out at around the same time, he decided it warranted some early benchmarking as we see how the FreeBSD 8.0 and Ubuntu 9.10 performance compares. More times than not, Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 6 came out on top compared to FreeBSD 7.2 and 8.0-RC releases. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=Free``BSD8_ubuntu910&num=1

Ubuntu 9.10 Beta Is Available for Download

Marius Nestor of Softpedia tells us that the Ubuntu development team has unleashed the Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) operating system, due for launch in late October this year. What's new in Ubuntu 9.10 Beta? Well, as you probably already know, there is now a revamped Human theme, the Humanity icons and lots of wallpapers! Moreover, the Ubuntu Software Store has been renamed to Ubuntu Software Center and updated several times in the last two weeks. And... in order to improve the boot performance, the Ubuntu developers have now transitioned to Upstart. Follow this link for further details: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-9-10-Beta-Is-Available-for-Download-123131.shtml

ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works

Linux Planet's Paul Ferrill tells us that many vendors offer a variety of operating system options, but very few preload an OS targeted specifically at the netbook. ZaReason is one of the few and preloads Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on their Terra A20 netbook. If you were to take a look under the hood of the ZaReason netbook, you'd find an Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz processor, up to 2 GB of memory and a variety of options for the hard disk. They also offer, as an option, and a built-in 3G wireless modem for $99. At a base price of $349 it's slightly higher than similarly equipped units from Acer, Asus or HP. You could get one of these and just install Ubuntu Netbook Remix yourself or, you could support a fine company in ZaReason and expect to get real service and support. The choice is yours. http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/6862/1/

In The Blogosphere

Ubuntu One: Canonical Raising Storage Limit

http://www.workswithu.com/2009/10/01/ubuntu-one-canonical-raising-storage-limit/

U Done Me Right. U Done Me Wrong

http://ubuntu-user.com/Online/Blogs/Marcel-Gagne-Orbiting-Planet-buntu/U-Done-Me-Right.-U-Done-Me-Wrong

Karmic Koala: That's One Seriously Fast Marsupial

http://blogs.zdnet.com/perlow/?p=11218

In Other News

Meeting Summaries

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday, October 05, 2009

Security Team Catch-up

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 17:30 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: nothing formal, just a weekly catch-up.

Ubuntu Community Learning Project Meeting

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

End of Ubuntu Community Council Elections 2009

Ubuntu Mobile Team Meeting

Technical Board Meeting

  • Start: 14:00 UTC
  • End: 15:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

Server Team Meeting

Desktop Team Meeting

Kernel Team Meeting

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 18:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

LoCo Teams Meeting

  • Start: 17:00 UTC
  • End: 18:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-locoteams
  • Agenda: Not listed as of publication

EMEA Membership Meeting

Ubuntu Beginners Team Meeting

Community Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Cameroonian LoCoTeam monthly IRC meeting

Foundation Team Meeting

  • Start: 16:00 UTC
  • End: 17:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

QA Team Meeting

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ubuntu Java Meeting

  • Start: 14:00 UTC
  • End: 15:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Ubuntu Translations Meeting

Friday, October 09, 2009

MC Meeting

  • Start: 07:00 UTC
  • End: 08:00 UTC
  • Location: None listed as of publication
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Karmic Weekly Release Meeting

Edubuntu Meeting

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ubuntu IRC Council meeting

  • Start: 13:00 UTC
  • End: 14:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: None listed as of publication

Sunday, October 11, 2009

  • None listed as of publication

Community Spotlight

Updates and Security for 6.06, 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

  • None Reported

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 8.10 Updates

Ubuntu 9.04 Updates

UWN #: A sneak peek

Archives and RSS Feed

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Additional Ubuntu News

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Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

Credits

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Glossary of Terms

Ubuntu - Get Involved

The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to get in on all the community fun associated with developing and promoting Ubuntu. http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

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