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## These are big articles that don't fit within another section
## Suggested sources: ubuntu-news-team mailing list, fridge.ubuntu.com
=== Announcing the new Technical Board Members ===

The poll has been completed and the following nominees have been
elected to the Technical Board:

 * Steve Langasek (slangasek) https://launchpad.net/~vorlon
 * Martin Pitt (pitti) https://launchpad.net/~pitti
 * Kees Cook (kees) https://launchpad.net/~kees
 * Adam Conrad (infinity) https://launchpad.net/~adconrad
 * Stephane Graber (stgraber) https://launchpad.net/~stgraber
 * Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) https://launchpad.net/~mdeslaur

Congratulations and welcome! And thanks again to everyone who stood
for election.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2014-January/001768.html
=== Announcing the new Ubuntu IRC Council ===

The poll of Ubuntu IRC Members closed today and the following nominees have been elected to the Ubuntu IRC Council:

 * Alan Bell (AlanBell) https://launchpad.net/~alanbell
 * Benjamin Rubin (Pici) https://launchpad.net/~bnrubin
 * Jussi Kekkonen (Tm_T) https://launchpad.net/~tmt
 * Giovanni Chiazzese (Idleone) https://launchpad.net/~idleone
 * C de-Avillez (hggdh) https://launchpad.net/~hggdh2

Congratulations to the new IRC Council Members! And thanks to Neal and Nathan for standing for election.


https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-irc/2014-January/001639.html

=== Announcing Ubuntu and Android dual boot developer preview ===

David Planella announces the preview of a new feature for developers, the running of Ubuntu on mobile devices alongside Android on a single handset. David says that the feature is recommended for developers only, provides some screenshots of switching between the OSes and informs us how facility can be installed

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/12/announcing-ubuntu-and-android-dual-boot-developer-preview/

This news was widely covered on news sites and blogs, the following is a selection of those articles:

 * Get Ubuntu Touch OS on your Android mobile with dual-boot - http://tech.uk.msn.com/news/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=258842649
 * Ubuntu, Android dual boot installer released for developer testing - http://www.examiner.com/article/ubuntu-android-dual-boot-installer-released-for-developer-testing
 * Canonical releases dual-boot Ubuntu and Android developer preview - http://www.androidcentral.com/canonical-releases-dual-boot-ubuntu-and-android-developer-preview
 * Ubuntu Touch Can Now Dual-Boot With Android - http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/ubuntu-touch-android-dual-boot-preview-released
 * Canonical unveils dual-boot tool for Ubuntu Touch and Android - http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/386254/canonical-unveils-dual-boot-tool-for-ubuntu-touch-and-android
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## Browse ubuntu-news-team list for announcements of new Ubuntu members.
## developers or PPU
## Forums and IRC also grant membership, where to look for those?
## Format: Results for the $foo Board Meeting DATE
## * Name (launchpad profile | wiki page)

== Community Acknowledgments and Success Stories ==

## This section is for various "Thank You's" and appreciation stories from the community.
## These stories can come from any source: Planet, Facebook, Twitter, Identi.ca, Blogs, News, Press etc.
## Team Leaders throughout the community should be encouraged to put their stories here as well.
 * Sujeevan Vijayakumaran - https://launchpad.net/~svij

Sujeevan Vijayakumaran has been an important part of the Ubuntu DE team, organizer of the Ubucon.de (annual Ubuntu conference) and head of ubuntuusers.de, the most popular German Ubuntu related forum.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2014-January/001921.html
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== LoCo News ==

## Make each article a subsection, via === Section name ===
## Add notes about new locoteams, changed ones, meetings, etc.
## Keep and eye on the Planet, the LoCo Team Portal, and other
## LoCo team Blogs you can add to your RSS Feeds, also the
## loco-contacts mailing list and http://lococouncil.ubuntu.com/

== Launchpad News ==

## This section is for news from the Launchpad Blog at http://blog.launchpad.net/

== Ubuntu Forums News ==

## This section is provided to include any interesting updates from the Ubuntu Forums.
## Announcements are often posted in the Community Cafe:
## http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=11

== Ubuntu Cloud News ==

## This section largely draws from the aggregated blog at http://cloud.ubuntu.com/
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## This section is for Ubuntu News from "The Planet" at http://planet.ubuntu.com/ === Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu 13.10.. On a Lenovo Ultrabook ===

Danny Snowman writes about the installation of Kubuntu on a Lenovo T431 ultrabook, writing: “Ultrabooks are an Intel developed specification or brand for high end laptops that are lightweight. There’s no ultrabooks that are preinstalled with Linux yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t install your favorite linux distribution on it.”

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=121

=== Victor Tuson Palau: Developing for Android and Ubuntu – with the same phone ===

Victor Palau informs us that he has been dual booting Android and Ubuntu on the same device, as a user and as a developer. Victor mentions briefly some of the advantages in dual booting and says that he hopes to see more integration between both development environments.

http://victorpalau.net/2013/12/23/developing-for-android-and-ubuntu-with-the-same-phone/

=== Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu’s Addiction to Dual-Booting ===

Benjamin Kerensa writes "I was disappointed to see Canonical push a release of Ubuntu Touch that allows users to Dual-Boot to Android." Benjamin goes on to say that Ubuntu has made significant progress of what users expect on their desktop but he feels that Mark Shuttleworth didn't envision Ubuntu as being a platform that required its users to dual boot in order to fulfil their computing needs.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/12/23/ubuntu-addiction-to-dual-booting

=== Jonathan Riddell: Photo Retrospective: Ubuntu ===

Jonathan Riddell writes "I'm done triaging old photos, here's some of my favourite Ubuntu themed ones from 2005 to 2009."

http://blogs.kde.org/2013/12/27/photo-retrospective-ubuntu

=== Ubuntu GNOME: Ubuntu GNOME Team is growing ===

Ali Linx, on behalf of the Ubuntu GNOME team, announces new members to the Wiki & Documentation, and Marketing and Communications teams. Ali says that the team will continue to recruit more contributors and volunteers, and lists the areas in which help is needed.

http://ubuntugnome.org/ubuntu-gnome-team-is-growing/

=== Lubuntu Blog: Unified Box theme ===

Rafael Laguna writes "Unified means that Box is getting more complete and global. Now we included full support for Unity and Metacity." Rafael shows us some screenshots and provides instructions on where to obtain the theme and icons.

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2013/12/unified-box-theme.html

A follow-up post also notes support for Xfce: http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014/01/box-now-on-xfce.html

=== Sean Davis: LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 Released ===

Sean Davis writes that the first development release leading to Light``DM GTK+ Greeter version 1.8 has been made available. Sean lists the new features, improvements and bug fixes, provides some screenshots, and informs us how the development release can be installed.

http://www.smdavis.us/2013/12/28/lightdm-gtk-greeter-1-7-0-released/

=== Jorge Castro: nginx coming to main in 14.04 ===

Jorge Castro reports that nginx will sit alongside Apache in 14.04 with full security updates over the life of the release. Jorge credits Thomas Ward for his tireless efforts and adds that there are some Juju charms that allow dynamically swapping between Apache and nginx.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/01/02/nginx-coming-to-main-in-14-dot-04/

=== Jono Bacon: Ubuntu In 2014 ===

Jono Bacon briefly looks at 2013 which he says was a phenomenal year for Ubuntu. Jono says that 2014 will bring a single platform code-base for phone, tablet and desktop that adapts to each device that it runs on, and that 2014 will be the year when we see this new era of Ubuntu convergence shipping to consumers. He ends his post with "... my goal is to help keep us working together as a community, keep us focused on the bigger picture, keep our discourse constructive, and to keep the fun in Ubuntu."

http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/01/02/ubuntu-in-2014/

=== Nathan Haines: Which version of Ubuntu do I install? ===

Nathan Haines asks himself which version of Ubuntu to install, 12.04 LTS or 13.10? He looks at user experience, available software updates and the online search capability but discounts installing 14.04 LTS. Nathan concludes "So the next time you recommend Ubuntu to a friend, consider offering them Ubuntu 13.10, and give them an experience that really showcases why we love Ubuntu and Free Software."

http://nhaines.livejournal.com/67141.html
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## This section is for Ubuntu News from elsewhere in the community:
## mailing lists, team blogs not on planet, etc
=== Ubuntu Kylin: Released the first Linux client for Chinese cloud storage services ===

Jack Yu from Ubuntu Kylin team announces the official release of Kingsoft Kuaipan client. Kingsoft Kuaipan is one of the largest cloud storage service providers in China and provides 2TB free storage for each user. It supports clients for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, etc, but not Linux. Since August 2013, Ubuntu Kylin team started to cooperate with Kingsoft Cloud Cooperation and develop the Linux client. Now, Ubuntu/Ubuntu Kylin users can use it freely!

News: http://www.ubuntukylin.com/news/shownews.php?lang=en&id=176

Download: http://www.ubuntukylin.com/applications/showimg.php?lang=en&id=34

More information about Kingsoft Kuaipan: http://www.kuaipan.cn/
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## This section largely comes from blog.canonical.com and Canonical
## press releases
=== Messaging interaction ===

Bejan Alizadeh tells us about the Design team’s recent work on user interaction, specifically relating to sending and deleting multiple SMSs. Bejan has kindly embeded a couple of videos in his post and says "As with many of the current interactions, these are work-in-progress — we’ll be keeping you updated with any further developments."

http://design.canonical.com/2013/12/messaging-interaction/
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## Things Ubuntu-specific are great, but general Linux goings-on are good to, to an extent.
## We don't need to replicate Digg & Slashdot, but certain things are of special interest.
## Just pulling one example from my memory, the story about Indiana schools piloting
## a classroom Linux deployment, a portion of which was Ubuntu, are good. Ubuntu
## release reviews are also common items in this section.
## For this and the next sections, see:
## https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/LinkSuggestions
=== Mark Shuttleworth interview: Taking Ubuntu beyond desktops ===

Darien Graham-Smith of PC Pro interviews Mark Shuttleworth. Amongst many other questions, he asks about Ubuntu's focus on the desktop, encouraging developers to produce apps for Ubuntu, whether any hardware partners are lined up to make Ubuntu phones and tablets, and which phone Mark uses on a personal basis.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/interviews/386080/mark-shuttleworth-interview-taking-ubuntu-beyond-desktops

=== 10 tech heroes of 2013 ===

Jack Wallen of Tech``Republic applauds ten people who he thinks made 2013 an exciting year. Among the ten are Mark Shuttleworth for whom his posts says "If Shuttleworth has his way, Linux will become a household name.”

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-tech-heroes-of-2013/

=== Ubuntu puts Nginx Web server on equal footing with Apache ===

Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica informs us that the next version of Ubuntu Server is expected to include Nginx in the main archive meaning it will sit alongside Apache with full security updates over the life of the release. Jon quotes several sources involved in getting the updated Nginx packages added to the distribution and links to a tutorial on setting up Nginx on Ubuntu.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/ubuntu-puts-nginx-web-server-on-equal-footing-with-apache/
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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.
=== Top 13 developments of Ubuntu in 2013 ===

Sayantan Das of Muktware writes that 2013 was an interesting year for Linux and Ubuntu, and takes a look at the year's top 13 Ubuntu developments. In his review, Sayantan includes the announcements of Ubuntu Touch OS and Mir, the closing of Ubuntu Bug #1, Ubuntu Edge, and the release of Steam OS.

http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/top-13-stories-ubuntu-13-x-2013/18152

=== Apps To Keep An Eye On: Lubuntu Tweaks ===

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! suggests that Lubuntu users looking for more control over their desktop experience might want to check out ‘Lubuntu Tweaks‘. Joey-Elijah says that the application is currently light on options but with Lubuntu set on switching to a new Qt-based version of LXDE its functionality is only likely to grow.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/lubuntu-tweak-tool-app

=== Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Canonical Combats Criticism ===

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes about the recent criticism of Ubuntu's Network``Manager storing Wi``Fi passwords in an insecure way. Christopher points out that the problem affects all Linux distributions, ending with "There are plenty of valid criticisms of decisions made by the developers of Ubuntu -- as of any operating system -- but this is not one."

http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-linux-wifi-security-canonical-combats-criticism

=== Not Quite Off Topic: Switch to Linux/Ubuntu ===

Peter Van Buren, of The Dissenter, writes that he is now running Ubuntu on all of his computers and that he has no Microsoft products left in his home. Peter makes reference to Microsoft collaborating with the NSA and FBI, and ends by saying "Microsoft (Big Brother) thanks you for your support. Viva la Linux!"

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/01/02/not-quite-off-topic-switch-to-linuxubuntu/
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## Any news or links that don't fit neatly into other sections. === Full Circle Magazine #80 ===

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

This month:
 * Command & Conquer
 * How-To : Python, Libre``Office, and Use VLM.
 * Graphics : JPG>PDF, and Inkscape.
 * Review: USB Microscope

plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more!

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-80/
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## Bullet-point list of articles that are more generic linux in nature

== Featured Audio and Video ==

## Ubuntu UK Podcast
## Full Circle Magazine Podcast
## At Home With Jono Bacon - Weekly Community QA on UStreamTV
## Lococast.net

== Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings ==

## Change date to reflect the latest meeting date and verify link then just remove the comment out marks
## * Kernel Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues.2C_21_February_2012
## * QA Team - February 15, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Meetings/QA/20120215
## * Desktop Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Meeting/2012-02-21
## * Security Team - February 13, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Security/20120213
## * Server Team - February 21, 2012 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20120221

== Weekly Official Ubuntu Flavors Team Meetings ==

# Edubuntu Team, Lubuntu, Studio and Xubuntu currently (01/2012) have active regular meetings.

== Monthly Team Reports: <MONTH> <YEAR> ==

## Once a month we do these in the format:
##
## See here for the team report for June 2011: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TeamReports/MonthYear
##
## If your team is not producing monthly reports, see this page to get your team started: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting
 * Trustworthy encryption - a small step to stop the pollution of pervasive surveillance - http://www.rebecca-harms.de/index.php/lesen/trustworthy-encryption-a-small-step-to-stop-the-pollution--32935
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## The following list is in chronological order.

 * Your Name Here
 * Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
 * Paul White
 * Emily Gonyer
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## Common acronyms


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Announcing the new Ubuntu IRC Council
    2. Announcing Ubuntu and Android dual boot developer preview
    3. Welcome New Members and Developers
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
  4. The Planet
    1. Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu 13.10.. On a Lenovo Ultrabook
    2. Victor Tuson Palau: Developing for Android and Ubuntu – with the same phone
    3. Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu’s Addiction to Dual-Booting
    4. Jonathan Riddell: Photo Retrospective: Ubuntu
    5. Ubuntu GNOME: Ubuntu GNOME Team is growing
    6. Lubuntu Blog: Unified Box theme
    7. Sean Davis: LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 Released
    8. Jorge Castro: nginx coming to main in 14.04
    9. Jono Bacon: Ubuntu In 2014
    10. Nathan Haines: Which version of Ubuntu do I install?
  5. Other Community News
    1. Ubuntu Kylin: Released the first Linux client for Chinese cloud storage services
  6. Canonical News
    1. Messaging interaction
  7. In The Press
    1. Mark Shuttleworth interview: Taking Ubuntu beyond desktops
    2. 10 tech heroes of 2013
    3. Ubuntu puts Nginx Web server on equal footing with Apache
  8. In The Blogosphere
    1. Top 13 developments of Ubuntu in 2013
    2. Apps To Keep An Eye On: Lubuntu Tweaks
    3. Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Canonical Combats Criticism
    4. Not Quite Off Topic: Switch to Linux/Ubuntu
  9. In Other News
    1. Full Circle Magazine #80
  10. Other Articles of Interest
  11. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  12. Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 10.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 12.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 13.04 Updates
    6. Ubuntu 13.10 Updates
  13. Subscribe
  14. Archives
  15. Additional Ubuntu News
  16. Conclusion
  17. Credits
  18. Glossary of Terms
  19. Ubuntu - Get Involved
  20. Feedback

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WORK IN PROGRESS

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 349 for the weeks December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

In This Issue

General Community News

=== Announcing the new Technical Board Members ===

The poll has been completed and the following nominees have been elected to the Technical Board:

Congratulations and welcome! And thanks again to everyone who stood for election.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2014-January/001768.html

Announcing the new Ubuntu IRC Council

The poll of Ubuntu IRC Members closed today and the following nominees have been elected to the Ubuntu IRC Council:

Congratulations to the new IRC Council Members! And thanks to Neal and Nathan for standing for election.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-irc/2014-January/001639.html

Announcing Ubuntu and Android dual boot developer preview

David Planella announces the preview of a new feature for developers, the running of Ubuntu on mobile devices alongside Android on a single handset. David says that the feature is recommended for developers only, provides some screenshots of switching between the OSes and informs us how facility can be installed

http://developer.ubuntu.com/2013/12/announcing-ubuntu-and-android-dual-boot-developer-preview/

This news was widely covered on news sites and blogs, the following is a selection of those articles:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Sujeevan Vijayakumaran has been an important part of the Ubuntu DE team, organizer of the Ubucon.de (annual Ubuntu conference) and head of ubuntuusers.de, the most popular German Ubuntu related forum.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news-team/2014-January/001921.html

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

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

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

The Planet

Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu 13.10.. On a Lenovo Ultrabook

Danny Snowman writes about the installation of Kubuntu on a Lenovo T431 ultrabook, writing: “Ultrabooks are an Intel developed specification or brand for high end laptops that are lightweight. There’s no ultrabooks that are preinstalled with Linux yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t install your favorite linux distribution on it.”

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=121

Victor Tuson Palau: Developing for Android and Ubuntu – with the same phone

Victor Palau informs us that he has been dual booting Android and Ubuntu on the same device, as a user and as a developer. Victor mentions briefly some of the advantages in dual booting and says that he hopes to see more integration between both development environments.

http://victorpalau.net/2013/12/23/developing-for-android-and-ubuntu-with-the-same-phone/

Benjamin Kerensa: Ubuntu’s Addiction to Dual-Booting

Benjamin Kerensa writes "I was disappointed to see Canonical push a release of Ubuntu Touch that allows users to Dual-Boot to Android." Benjamin goes on to say that Ubuntu has made significant progress of what users expect on their desktop but he feels that Mark Shuttleworth didn't envision Ubuntu as being a platform that required its users to dual boot in order to fulfil their computing needs.

http://benjaminkerensa.com/2013/12/23/ubuntu-addiction-to-dual-booting

Jonathan Riddell: Photo Retrospective: Ubuntu

Jonathan Riddell writes "I'm done triaging old photos, here's some of my favourite Ubuntu themed ones from 2005 to 2009."

http://blogs.kde.org/2013/12/27/photo-retrospective-ubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME: Ubuntu GNOME Team is growing

Ali Linx, on behalf of the Ubuntu GNOME team, announces new members to the Wiki & Documentation, and Marketing and Communications teams. Ali says that the team will continue to recruit more contributors and volunteers, and lists the areas in which help is needed.

http://ubuntugnome.org/ubuntu-gnome-team-is-growing/

Lubuntu Blog: Unified Box theme

Rafael Laguna writes "Unified means that Box is getting more complete and global. Now we included full support for Unity and Metacity." Rafael shows us some screenshots and provides instructions on where to obtain the theme and icons.

http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2013/12/unified-box-theme.html

A follow-up post also notes support for Xfce: http://lubuntublog.blogspot.com/2014/01/box-now-on-xfce.html

Sean Davis: LightDM GTK+ Greeter 1.7.0 Released

Sean Davis writes that the first development release leading to LightDM GTK+ Greeter version 1.8 has been made available. Sean lists the new features, improvements and bug fixes, provides some screenshots, and informs us how the development release can be installed.

http://www.smdavis.us/2013/12/28/lightdm-gtk-greeter-1-7-0-released/

Jorge Castro: nginx coming to main in 14.04

Jorge Castro reports that nginx will sit alongside Apache in 14.04 with full security updates over the life of the release. Jorge credits Thomas Ward for his tireless efforts and adds that there are some Juju charms that allow dynamically swapping between Apache and nginx.

http://www.jorgecastro.org/2014/01/02/nginx-coming-to-main-in-14-dot-04/

Jono Bacon: Ubuntu In 2014

Jono Bacon briefly looks at 2013 which he says was a phenomenal year for Ubuntu. Jono says that 2014 will bring a single platform code-base for phone, tablet and desktop that adapts to each device that it runs on, and that 2014 will be the year when we see this new era of Ubuntu convergence shipping to consumers. He ends his post with "... my goal is to help keep us working together as a community, keep us focused on the bigger picture, keep our discourse constructive, and to keep the fun in Ubuntu."

http://www.jonobacon.org/2014/01/02/ubuntu-in-2014/

Nathan Haines: Which version of Ubuntu do I install?

Nathan Haines asks himself which version of Ubuntu to install, 12.04 LTS or 13.10? He looks at user experience, available software updates and the online search capability but discounts installing 14.04 LTS. Nathan concludes "So the next time you recommend Ubuntu to a friend, consider offering them Ubuntu 13.10, and give them an experience that really showcases why we love Ubuntu and Free Software."

http://nhaines.livejournal.com/67141.html

Other Community News

Ubuntu Kylin: Released the first Linux client for Chinese cloud storage services

Jack Yu from Ubuntu Kylin team announces the official release of Kingsoft Kuaipan client. Kingsoft Kuaipan is one of the largest cloud storage service providers in China and provides 2TB free storage for each user. It supports clients for Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, iPad, etc, but not Linux. Since August 2013, Ubuntu Kylin team started to cooperate with Kingsoft Cloud Cooperation and develop the Linux client. Now, Ubuntu/Ubuntu Kylin users can use it freely!

News: http://www.ubuntukylin.com/news/shownews.php?lang=en&id=176

Download: http://www.ubuntukylin.com/applications/showimg.php?lang=en&id=34

More information about Kingsoft Kuaipan: http://www.kuaipan.cn/

Canonical News

Messaging interaction

Bejan Alizadeh tells us about the Design team’s recent work on user interaction, specifically relating to sending and deleting multiple SMSs. Bejan has kindly embeded a couple of videos in his post and says "As with many of the current interactions, these are work-in-progress — we’ll be keeping you updated with any further developments."

http://design.canonical.com/2013/12/messaging-interaction/

In The Press

Mark Shuttleworth interview: Taking Ubuntu beyond desktops

Darien Graham-Smith of PC Pro interviews Mark Shuttleworth. Amongst many other questions, he asks about Ubuntu's focus on the desktop, encouraging developers to produce apps for Ubuntu, whether any hardware partners are lined up to make Ubuntu phones and tablets, and which phone Mark uses on a personal basis.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/interviews/386080/mark-shuttleworth-interview-taking-ubuntu-beyond-desktops

10 tech heroes of 2013

Jack Wallen of TechRepublic applauds ten people who he thinks made 2013 an exciting year. Among the ten are Mark Shuttleworth for whom his posts says "If Shuttleworth has his way, Linux will become a household name.”

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-tech-heroes-of-2013/

Ubuntu puts Nginx Web server on equal footing with Apache

Jon Brodkin of Ars Technica informs us that the next version of Ubuntu Server is expected to include Nginx in the main archive meaning it will sit alongside Apache with full security updates over the life of the release. Jon quotes several sources involved in getting the updated Nginx packages added to the distribution and links to a tutorial on setting up Nginx on Ubuntu.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/01/ubuntu-puts-nginx-web-server-on-equal-footing-with-apache/

In The Blogosphere

Top 13 developments of Ubuntu in 2013

Sayantan Das of Muktware writes that 2013 was an interesting year for Linux and Ubuntu, and takes a look at the year's top 13 Ubuntu developments. In his review, Sayantan includes the announcements of Ubuntu Touch OS and Mir, the closing of Ubuntu Bug #1, Ubuntu Edge, and the release of Steam OS.

http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/top-13-stories-ubuntu-13-x-2013/18152

Apps To Keep An Eye On: Lubuntu Tweaks

Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! suggests that Lubuntu users looking for more control over their desktop experience might want to check out ‘Lubuntu Tweaks‘. Joey-Elijah says that the application is currently light on options but with Lubuntu set on switching to a new Qt-based version of LXDE its functionality is only likely to grow.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/12/lubuntu-tweak-tool-app

Ubuntu Linux WiFi Security: Canonical Combats Criticism

Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes about the recent criticism of Ubuntu's NetworkManager storing WiFi passwords in an insecure way. Christopher points out that the problem affects all Linux distributions, ending with "There are plenty of valid criticisms of decisions made by the developers of Ubuntu -- as of any operating system -- but this is not one."

http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-linux-wifi-security-canonical-combats-criticism

Not Quite Off Topic: Switch to Linux/Ubuntu

Peter Van Buren, of The Dissenter, writes that he is now running Ubuntu on all of his computers and that he has no Microsoft products left in his home. Peter makes reference to Microsoft collaborating with the NSA and FBI, and ends by saying "Microsoft (Big Brother) thanks you for your support. Viva la Linux!"

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2014/01/02/not-quite-off-topic-switch-to-linuxubuntu/

In Other News

Full Circle Magazine #80

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

This month:

  • Command & Conquer

  • How-To : Python, LibreOffice, and Use VLM.

  • Graphics : JPG>PDF, and Inkscape.

  • Review: USB Microscope

plus: Q&A, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, My Story, and soooo much more!

Get it while it's hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-80/

Upcoming Meetings and Events

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Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10, 13.04 and 13.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 10.04 Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

Ubuntu 12.10 Updates

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