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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 26 for the week of December 12th to 19th, 2006. In this issue we cover...

In This Issue

  • Coverage of the Community Council Meeting
  • This week's Quiz

General Community News

Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006

The new Ubuntu Xmas Edition 2006 includes integrated multimedia codecs, Flash Player 9, Java, Audacity, new Grub splash screen and animated "very pretty" boot up screen, Isomaster - CD / DVD ISO Editor, ClamAV - Anti-virus software, X-Chat - IRC Client, and a lot more!!! For download

Ben Collins Interviewed

BehindUbuntu's latest interview is with Ben Collins

Ubuntu Community Council Meeting

LoCo News

Interview on people Behind Ubuntu-ph

The first interview for "People Behind Ubuntu-PH", the LoCo Team of Ubuntu Philippines, was conducted by Mrs. Yolynne Medina. She is one of the active members of Ubuntu-PH. She conducted the interview through email. The first person interviewed is Mr. Jerome Gotangco, initiator of Ubuntu-PH.

Read more about the interview:

Ubuntu-ve at Expotecnologica

  • This week the Venezuela LoCo team had very productive week at the

Expotecnologica held at the convention isle of a very famous shopping mall in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. The invitation came rather late, so preparations for the event were not very many. The event gathered the latest trends in technology. Representatives from companies like Nintendo, Epson and A2 Softway (software development group) offered services, and the different university projects gave the event a very special touch of local talent.

Read more about it:

This Week's Quiz

Thanks to the UbuntuTrivia Team, headed by [:AlexandreVassalotti: Alexandre Vessilitto] (whose name I apparently misspelt last time, for which I apologise), we have another exciting quiz this week. The prize, a book by Richard Stallman (Free as in Freedom), was donated by our second-time sponsor, Robert Stoffers. Lasse Havelund, the sponsor of next week's quiz was victorious again. Next week, the prize is an Ubuntu Poster.

This Week:

Quizmaster : Alexander Vassaloti Champion : Lasse Havelund Sponsor : Robert Stoffers Prize : Free as in Freedom by Richard M. Stallman

Next Week:

Sponsor : Lasse Havelund Prize : [,%20Posters/HanZo/poster-layout.jpg Ubuntu Poster]

To participate in the quiz, join #ubuntu-trivia on on Friday and/or Saturday UTC-nights - the topic will usually tell you when the next quiz is scheduled.

To give a quiz, contact AlexandreVassalotti (theCore on IRC) - we will probably find you a spot.

To donate a prize, please contact JendaVancura (jenda on IRC) - your generosity is appreciated. The generic prize is an Ubuntu Poster, and to donate this, all you need is a spare $5.

To win the quiz... well... be 1337. The quiz usually has a theme, and the quizmaster will sometimes tell you what the theme of the quiz will be. If not, you can always bribe them. By winning the quiz and not accepting the prize, you donate it for the next quiz in line. This is especially appreciated if you are a frequent winner.

Changes In Fiesty

Launchpad News

In The Press

Meetings and Events

Community Spotlight

Updates and security for 6.06 and 6.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

Ubuntu 6.10 Updates

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 [WWW]

Check out the bug statistics: [WWW]

Infamous Bugs

UWN #: A sneak peek

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