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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 453 for the week February 1 - 7, 2016.

In This Issue

General Community News

Welcome New Members and Developers

Walter Lapchynski, on behalf of the Ubuntu Membership Board, announces a new Ubuntu Member added on 4th February at the 2200 UTC meeting:

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

Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week

Ask (and answer!) questions at

LoCo News

LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Planet

Other Community News

Ubuntu Desktop on i386

Dimitri John Ledkov begins a discussion on the ubuntu-devel mailing list about the future of the i386 ISOs for the Ubuntu Desktop. He suggests that “people with i386-only hardware are unlikely to be capable to run Unity 7 Desktop, and probably run other Ubuntu variants“ and proposes ceasing to build, validate and ship the ubuntu-desktop-i386.iso, “we should only test the relevant multiarch i386 pieces that are there to support 3rd-party, i386-only apps on amd64 desktop.”

Calling for Server Guide reviewers/contributors - - XENIAL

Peter Matulis calls for help reviewing the current Ubuntu Server Guide, invites us to visit the online site, and lists the subjects that need attention in order of priority. He requests help fixing specific bugs and validating reviews (merge proposals).

Ubuntu Cloud News

Ubuntu Phone News

Canonical News

In The Press

In The Blogosphere

Community Team Q&A - 2nd February 2016

Alan Pope and Daniel Holbach present an hour of updates and Q&A on behalf of Canonical’s Community Team. After updating us on the recent UbuCon in Pasadena, and briefly discussing the next Google Summer of Code and the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase for Ubuntu 16.04 they answer questions that are put to them on IRC.

Kubuntu Podcast #9 - Pimp your Plasma Desktop

“Welcome to the Kubuntu Podcast show - Join Aaron Honeycutt, Ovidiu-Florin BOGDAN and Rick Timmis as they discuss all things Kubuntu.”

Full Circle Weekly News #03

“A short podcast (<10 minutes) with just the news. No chit-chat. No time wasting. Just the latest FOSS/Linux/Ubuntu news.”

Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings

Upcoming Meetings and Events

For upcoming meetings and events please visit the calendars at

Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

Ubuntu 15.04 Updates

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates


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