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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #35 for the week April 1st - April 8th, 2007. In this issue we cover ...

UWN Translations

In This Issue

General Community News

LoCo News

New in Feisty Fawn

Launchpad News

Canonical has started public beta testing of Launchpad 1.0. Launchpad is a web application that helps track communications between many free software communities. With the tool, its possible to coordinate and collaborate work among projects that have shared code. Launchpad features an interface that allows branding and emphasizes current activity of projects. Launchpad allows for team management, tracking bugs, hosting code, translations, feature and ideas tracking, and community support. Besides Ubuntu, well known projects like Zope, SilverCMS, and Jokosher use Launchpad. Read more: (official press release), (Mark Shuttleworth's blog)

In The Press

Bill Bennett, in The Sydney Morning Herald, talks about running Ubuntu alongside Windows XP for months. He mentions that Linux can revive an old computer and that Ubuntu runs faster and smoother on his two-year-old PC compared to Windows XP and Vista. Read the full article:

Marius Nestor at Softpedia News writes about the beta version of Feisty. He includes many screenshots along with discussions of the migration assistant, restricted drivers manager, network manager tool, Beagle, the redesigned help center, codec installation, and plug and play network sharing with Avahi. Read the full article:

Michael Stutz, in CIO, talks about what enterprises need to look for when selecting a Linux distribution. Stutz says that Ubuntu has been a desktop success and the partnership with Sun will win over clients. Read more:

In The Blogoshpere

John M. Reese, from, has a detailed overview with screenshots of the Gnome enhancements in Feisty. He covers network settings, restricted drivers, desktop effects, HPLIP toolbox, sessions, and themes. Read more:

Meetings and Events

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Technical Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Edubuntu Meeting

Launchpad Users Meeting

Thursday, April 12, 2007

MOTU Meeting

Ubuntu Development Team Meeting

  • Start: 21:00
  • End: 23:00
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting

Friday, April 13, 2007

Forum Council Meeting

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

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Infamous Bugs

UWN #: A sneak peek

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