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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 222 for the week June 19 - 25, 2011.

In This Issue

General Community News

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (90506) -17 over last week
  • Critical (150) +1 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (49430) -648 over last week

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

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.

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

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LoCo News

Launchpad News

Ubuntu Forums News

The Planet

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

Testing the new Login Manager for Ubuntu, LightDM

In 11.10 Ubuntu will be switching to the LightDM for a display manager. See some suggested mock-ups and learn how you can now help with testing this new light, themeable display manager.

More information can be found at:

First Impressions of VirtualBoxed Ubuntu

At this blog post, Josh Braun, Cornell University Ph.D. Candidate, shares his first impressions having recently switched from dual-booting OSX and ubuntu to running ubuntu in virtualbox under OSX.

More information can be found at:

LoCo Council Meeting

Paul Mellors discusses his attendance at his first LoCo Council meeting and the process which teams go through to be re-approved for the council.

More information can be found at:

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine - Issue #50

Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our half-centenary issue.

This month:

  • Command and Conquer.
  • How-To : Program in Python - Part 24, LibreOffice - Part 5, Ubuntu Development - Part 2, and Use KDE (4.6).

  • Linux Lab - Gnome Shell -vs- Unity.
  • Review - PAM Facial Recognition.
  • Top 5 - USB Installers.
  • I Think - Should Ubuntu keep it's current schedule, or switch to a rolling release?

plus: Ubuntu Games, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it's hot!

Ubuntu UK Podcast: S04E09 – Brave New World

Laura Cowen, Tony Whitmore, Alan Pope, and guest presenter Alan Bell are back oop North in Studio B (with noisy podcats but no dishwasher) for episode 9 of season 4 of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

In this week’s show:

  • We talk about monkeying around with a MicroServer (we really must do a segment about them at some point), going to the Doctor Who Experience in London (we don’t reveal any spoilers), and going through 108 locks in one weekend on a canal boat.

  • In the news
  • We give updates on OggCamp11 * We interview actor, director, DRM-free audio books advocate Barnaby Edwards about his new venture, TextBookStuff (which you can get via the Ubuntu One Music Store).

  • We have a competition to win an audio book from TextBookStuff. Entries to by Sunday 17th July

  • We have a Bit About Ubuntu
  • ..and a bit that’s Not About Ubuntu
  • And we had some Command Line Love
  • Finally we have your feedback.

More information is available at:

Full Circle Podcast #21: Wibberty Wibberty Woo

In this episode, why do we need Ubuntu? The desktop versus the cloud.



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Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.10 Updates

Ubuntu 11.04 Updates

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