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## In this section we want to highlight the blogs that are exceptionally well-written and in-depth.
## Blogs tend to make it easy for low-quality content, so be extra careful on what goes here.
## We should encourage bloggers to spread the word, so this section might be a good way to do so.
=== Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test ===

Thorsten Leemhuis from H-Online tests Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition and writes about minor shortcoming found while testing the platform but reports that continued tests show “Ubuntu ultimately running very nicely on the XPS 13.”

http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Putting-Dell-s-Ubuntu-Ultrabook-to-the-test-1824327.html

=== Ubuntu 13.04 Adds Legal Notice to System Settings ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares a screenshot from the newly introduced legal notice in the Ubuntu system settings. Sneddon also adds “The new legal notice joins a recent change to the text shown in the Unity Dash search box, which informs users that it text entered is matched against online as well as local content.”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/ubuntu-13-04-adds-legal-notice-to-system-settings

=== 13.04 wallpapers submitted ===

Ian Farrell shares that the Ubuntu Wallpapers for Ubuntu 13.04 had been pushed and congratulates the community for helping review the user-submitted images. He invites the community to participate in the next Ubuntu wallpaper contest.

http://hungfu.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/13-04-wallpapers-submitted/

=== New Ubuntu Software Center Icon Arrives in Raring ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares the new icon for the Ubuntu Software Center and takes a look back at previous icons that have been used.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/raring-updates-software-center-icon
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 * OpenStack Certified Professionals: New Cloud Pros Coming - http://www.thevarguy.com/2013/03/18/openstack-certified-professionals-new-cloud-pros-coming/  * Open``Stack Certified Professionals: New Cloud Pros Coming - http://www.thevarguy.com/2013/03/18/openstack-certified-professionals-new-cloud-pros-coming/
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## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
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 * Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle: Burning Circle Episode 107 - http://ohio.ubuntu-us.org/node/139
 * Ubuntu Podcast from the UK Lo``Co: S``06E04 – Some Like It Ubuntu - http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org/2013/03/21/s06e04-some-like-it-ubuntu/


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board
    2. Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
    3. Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration
    4. Welcome New Members and Developers
    5. Results of the 1200 Ubuntu Membership Meeting - March 20th, 2013
  3. Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories
  4. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Quantal
    3. Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week
    4. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  5. LoCo News
    1. Community Testing of Ubuntu systems
  6. The Planet
    1. Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences
    2. Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements
    3. Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever
    4. Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado!
    5. Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes
    6. Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now!
    7. The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council
    8. José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air!
    9. James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released
    10. The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary
  7. Other Community News
    1. Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)
  8. In The Press
    1. Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu
    2. Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test
    2. Ubuntu 13.04 Adds Legal Notice to System Settings
    3. 13.04 wallpapers submitted
    4. New Ubuntu Software Center Icon Arrives in Raring
  10. Other Articles of Interest
  11. Featured Audio and Video
  12. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  14. Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 11.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    6. Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
  15. Subscribe
  16. Archives
  17. Additional Ubuntu News
  18. Conclusion
  19. Credits
  20. Glossary of Terms
  21. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  22. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 309 for the week March 18 - March 24, 2013.

In This Issue

General Community News

Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board

The Ubuntu Technical Board announce their decisions to change support for non-LTS releases from 18 to 9 months and the adoption of a mechanism to allow users to continuously track the development focus without explicitly upgrading from release to release.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/19/changes-in-ubuntu-releases-decided-by-the-ubuntu-technical-board/

Also read the follow-up post by Rick Spencer, Vice President of Ubuntu Engineering, for his comments on the decisions by the Ubuntu Technical Board and how they will impact users: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/19/ubuntu-technical-board-looks-at-shuttleworths-proposal-for-release-management-methodology/

Visit the following articles for some other takes on the announcement:

Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations

Elizabeth Krumbach on behalf of the Community Council makes a call out for restaffing the Membership Board which is responsible for voting new Ubuntu members. The Membership Board is in need of 9 Ubuntu Members with a good community track record and enough time available for meetings once a month. Nominations will be accepted through Friday April 5th at 12:00 UTC for ubuntu-membership-boards at lists.ubuntu.com

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/22/ubuntu-membership-board-call-for-nominations/

Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration

The CSIP (China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre), National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) and Canonical join forces to create Ubuntu Kylin, a China-focused Ubuntu desktop system. This announcement represents the first step into a government’s five year plan to promote open source software and accelerate the growth of the open source ecosystem within the country.

http://www.canonical.com/content/canonical-and-chinese-standards-body-announce-ubuntu-collaboration

This story has also been covered in the wider press:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Results of the 1200 Ubuntu Membership Meeting - March 20th, 2013

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2013-March/001761.html

Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (#) +/- # over last week
  • Critical (#) +/- # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (#) +/- # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad

Translation Stats Quantal

  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 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal", see more at: https://translations.launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/ and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Translations

Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 5 this week

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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/

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Ask (and answer!) your own questions at http://askubuntu.com

LoCo News

Community Testing of Ubuntu systems

Randall Ross shares news from the LoCo in the Czech Republic which has been approached by a PC manufacturer to test Ubuntu. Tadeáš Pařík writes: “we are able to test all their products with Ubuntu - they have many computers to be sold without OS and we can test them” ... “After successful tests we inform about it on our Czech Ubuntu blog (e.g. this is the second article from the last week in Czech - http://blog.ubuntu.cz/clanek/prvni-krucky-ii).”

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/loco-contacts/2013-March/006260.html

The Planet

Christopher James Halse Rogers: Artistic differences

Christopher Halse Rogers explains the different goals of the Mir and Wayland projects, using X11 as a reference point.

http://blog.cooperteam.net/2013/03/artistic-differences.html

Jono Bacon: Recent Ubuntu Community Refinements

Jono Bacon highlights changes he hopes to see in order to improve community engagement with Canonical, including transparent planning and training for engineers not accustom to developing in the open, regular public Ubuntu leadership meetings, refinements to the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit and more.

http://www.jonobacon.org/2013/03/18/recent-ubuntu-community-refinements/

Benjamin Kerensa: The Coolest Ubuntu Business Cards Ever

Benjamin Kerensa shares the steps to getting USB Ubuntu Business Cards to promote and advocate Ubuntu starting at $10 for a small order.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/03/18/the-coolest-ubuntu-business-cards-ever

Daniel Holbach: Parabéns e muito obrigado!

Daniel Holbach announces that the Brazilian Portuguese translation of the Ubuntu packaging guide is more than 70% complete and will be posted on developer.ubuntu.com. He lists the status of the translations for other languages, which still need some work before being ready for publication.

http://daniel.holba.ch/blog/2013/03/parabens-e-muito-obrigado/

Nicholas Skaggs: Call for Testing: Smart Scopes

Nicholas Skaggs reports that the Unity development team is calling for help with testing Unity 7's Smart Scopes. Skaggs explains how to do testing for those new to it and writes “we've updated and added a new testcase to our unity suite for these smart scopes.”

http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2013/03/call-for-testing-unity-7-and-smart.html

Fumihito YOSHIDA: Japanese Ubuntu Server guidebook : "Ubuntu Server Practical Bible" in store now!

Fumihitio YOSHIA announces publishing of an Ubuntu Server guidebook, “Ubuntu Server Practical Bible,” that provides in depth coverage of Ubuntu Server written in Japanese.

http://fabric-janitor.blogspot.com/2013/03/ubuntu-server-practical-bible-in-store.html

The Fridge: Catch up with the Community Council

José Antonio on behalf of the Community Council makes a reminder of the openess of the Council and invites everyone with concerns to get in touch to discuss any issue.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/20/catch-up-with-the-community-council/

José Antonio Rey: Secure Credentials Storage on the Phone – On Air!

José Antonio Rey invites everyone to come hear about Secure Credentials Storage in Ubuntu Touch on Ubuntu on Air on Thursday 28th March 2013, at 15:30 UTC. “This will be to explain how secure credentials storage works on the phone system, and to map out a route forward.”

http://joseeantonior.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/secure-credentials-storage-on-the-phone-on-air/

James Hunt: Upstart 1.8 released

James Hunt announces Upstart 1.8 release and highlights the new file bridge and improvements to the graphical interface that landed in the release.

http://ifdeflinux.blogspot.com/2013/03/upstart-18-released.html

The Fridge: First Community Leadership Meeting Summary

Jono Bacon gives a summary of the first community leadership meeting. Topics discussed include the technical board decision regarding the regular release proposal and the documentation team, which is struggling to keep up with maintaining docs.

http://fridge.ubuntu.com/2013/03/23/first-community-leadership-meeting-summary/

Other Community News

Ubuntu Touch summary (week 11)

Daniel Holbach gives an overview of the latest work done on Ubuntu Touch, including applications, bug fixes and new ports. Among this are updates to the media, gallery and telephony apps, a new library for media signals and updates to the Platform API. He also mentions a new port for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and that porting work has started for HTC Sensation XL, SGS III (Qualcomm AT&T) and Toshiba AC100.

https://lists.launchpad.net/ubuntu-phone/msg01129.html

In The Press

Dispelling FUD About Ubuntu

Matt Hartley from Datamation discusses some of the more frequent considerations which lead users to get angry with Ubuntu and Canonical and makes the assumption that most of these issues are not Ubuntu’s fault. He invites the audience to not forget its noteworthy achievements and contributions to the Linux community.

http://www.datamation.com/open-source/dispelling-fud-about-ubuntu-1.html

Ubuntu For Tablets: Hot or Not?

Abhishek from TechSource gives an Ubuntu touch overview and refers to the “Hot” and “Not Hot” features which could help Ubuntu to compete in what he feels is an an already saturated tablet market.

http://www.junauza.com/2013/03/ubuntu-for-tablets-hot-or-not.html

In The Blogosphere

Putting Dell's Ubuntu Ultrabook to the test

Thorsten Leemhuis from H-Online tests Dell’s XPS 13 Developer Edition and writes about minor shortcoming found while testing the platform but reports that continued tests show “Ubuntu ultimately running very nicely on the XPS 13.”

http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Putting-Dell-s-Ubuntu-Ultrabook-to-the-test-1824327.html

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares a screenshot from the newly introduced legal notice in the Ubuntu system settings. Sneddon also adds “The new legal notice joins a recent change to the text shown in the Unity Dash search box, which informs users that it text entered is matched against online as well as local content.”

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/ubuntu-13-04-adds-legal-notice-to-system-settings

13.04 wallpapers submitted

Ian Farrell shares that the Ubuntu Wallpapers for Ubuntu 13.04 had been pushed and congratulates the community for helping review the user-submitted images. He invites the community to participate in the next Ubuntu wallpaper contest.

http://hungfu.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/13-04-wallpapers-submitted/

New Ubuntu Software Center Icon Arrives in Raring

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! shares the new icon for the Ubuntu Software Center and takes a look back at previous icons that have been used.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/raring-updates-software-center-icon

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at fridge.ubuntu.com: http://fridge.ubuntu.com/calendars/

Updates and Security for 8.04, 10.04, 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 11.10 Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

Ubuntu 12.10 Updates

Subscribe

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Archives

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Additional Ubuntu News

As always you can find more news and announcements at:

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Conclusion

Thank you for reading the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.

See you next week!

Credits

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth Krumbach
  • Charles Profitt
  • Mathias Hellsten
  • Benjamin Kerensa
  • Radu Stoica
  • Javier Lopez
  • And many others

Glossary of Terms

Other acronyms can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/glossary

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

Feedback

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