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Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! Takes the highlights from several reviews of the BQ Aquaris M10 Tablet, citing reviews from Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews, ZDNet, Golem.de, PCWorld, and Tablette Tactile. Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! takes the highlights from several reviews of the BQ Aquaris M10 Tablet, citing reviews from Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews, ZDNet, Golem.de, PCWorld, and Tablette Tactile.
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Christian Cawley of Make Use Of does an extensive review the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition, which includes videos, a photo comparison and more. He concludes: “the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is a solid piece of hardware that should appeal to any Ubuntu desktop user and smartphone owners disillusioned with the way things are going with iOS and Android. If Convergence can be brought into the mix on this device, and app stability issues addressed, the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition could prove an attractive alternative to the marketplace-focused worlds of iOS and Android.” Christian Cawley of Make Use Of does an extensive review of the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition, which includes videos, a photo comparison and more. He concludes, “the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is a solid piece of hardware that should appeal to any Ubuntu desktop user and smartphone owners disillusioned with the way things are going with iOS and Android. If Convergence can be brought into the mix on this device, and app stability issues addressed, the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition could prove an attractive alternative to the marketplace-focused worlds of iOS and Android.”


Contents

  1. In This Issue
  2. General Community News
    1. Thank you [Community Council]
  3. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Ask Ubuntu Top 5 Questions this week
      1. Most Active Questions
      2. Top Voted New Questions
  4. LoCo News
    1. Danish Team Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party at Aarhus Library
  5. LoCo Events
  6. The Planet
    1. Dustin Kirkland: Byobu Hollywood Melodrama and Ubuntu Featured on NBCNews!
    2. Canonical Design Team: Colour palette updates
    3. Kubuntu Wire: Plasma 5.6.4 available in Kubuntu 16.04 Backports
  7. Ubuntu Phone News
    1. Ubuntu Touch on a tablet… it’s a N7 not a M10
  8. Canonical News
    1. Digital signage solution, Screenly, chooses Canonical’s Ubuntu Core
  9. In The Blogosphere
    1. Exploring Desktop mode on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition
    2. Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Will Be More About Fixes than Features, Says Canonical
    3. Ubuntu M10 Tablet Review Round Up
    4. Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone Review (and Giveaway)
    5. 10 things you should know about the BQ Aquaris M10 tablet
    6. Snap – I’ve got the package!
    7. Meet Fancy, a Tiny Computer Running Chromium OS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Android TV
  10. Other Articles of Interest
  11. Featured Audio and Video
    1. Full Circle Weekly News #17 & 18
    2. Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E12 – Accordian Man - Ubuntu Podcast
  12. Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
  14. Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 12.04 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 14.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 15.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 16.04 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 466 for the week May 16 - 22, 2016.

In This Issue

General Community News

Thank you [Community Council]

Mark Shuttleworth writes a short post thanking the Ubuntu Community Council for their proactive interest in keeping the community happy. He concludes: “They say that it’s tough at the top because the easy problems don’t get escalated, and that is particularly true of the CC. So far, they are doing us proud.”

http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1498

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (122314) +234 over last week
  • Critical (373) +4 over last week
  • Unconfirmed (60135) +145 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

Most Active Questions

Top Voted New Questions

People Contributing the best questions and answers this week: Curtis Gedak (http://askubuntu.com/users/76690/curtis-gedak), Videonauth (http://askubuntu.com/users/522934/videonauth), Ferdinand (http://askubuntu.com/users/72322/ferdinand), izx (http://askubuntu.com/users/58612/izx) and Ted M. (http://askubuntu.com/users/530109/ted-m)

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

LoCo News

Danish Team Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party at Aarhus Library

The Danish LoCo Team, especially the local team from Aarhus, shared with us that had a great day at the Aarhus Library on April 23rd, celebrating the release of Ubuntu 16.04. At this release party they talked about Ubuntu, helped a few people install Ubuntu, and sent others home with either DVDs or USB sticks.

Photos from the event can be found here: https://ubuntudanmark.dk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20891&p=148433#p148433

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:

http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/

The Planet

Dustin Kirkland writes about a script he wrote years ago, that carved up a Ubuntu Byobu terminal into something you might see in a hacker movie. He shares that it was recently used on NBCNews in a piece about 'ransomware'. Screenshots and a video are provided.

http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2016/05/byobu-hollywood-melodrama-and-ubuntu.html

Canonical Design Team: Colour palette updates

Rae Shambrook tells us about the evolving Suru design language used by Ubuntu, writing that Suru is based upon Japanese aesthetics of minimalism, lightness and fluidity producing a modern look. In this blog post she focuses on color and shares show the old versus new color palettes and the increases the number of colors from 7 to 13.

http://design.canonical.com/2016/05/colour-palette-updates/

Kubuntu Wire: Plasma 5.6.4 available in Kubuntu 16.04 Backports

The Kubuntu team announces the availability of Plasma 5.6.4 in the 16.04 backports repository and provides instructions for how to install it.

http://wire.kubuntu.org/?p=950

Ubuntu Phone News

Ubuntu Touch on a tablet… it’s a N7 not a M10

Aaron Honeycutt talks about his experience using Ubuntu Touch on his Nexus 7 2013 WiFi Edition for the past few weeks. He cites a few bugs when using rc-proposed and some features that work.

http://usefoss.com/index.php/2016/05/20/ubuntu-touch-on-a-tablet-its-a-n7-not-a-m10/

Canonical News

Digital signage solution, Screenly, chooses Canonical’s Ubuntu Core

Thibaut Rouffineau from Canonical writes about Screenly’s recent decision to adopt Ubuntu Core to use on the Raspberry Pi. He highlights the advantages of using Ubuntu Core for Screenly and points out some convenient features of Ubuntu Core.

http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/05/18/digital-signage-solution-screenly-chooses-canonicals-ubuntu-core/

In The Blogosphere

Exploring Desktop mode on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition

Bruce Byfield gives us his thoughts on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu edition’s desktop mode. He concludes that the tablet provides a practical portable computing solution in spite of some limits and shortcomings.

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Off-the-Beat-Bruce-Byfield-s-Blog/Exploring-Desktop-mode-on-the-Aquaris-M10-Ubuntu-Edition

Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Will Be More About Fixes than Features, Says Canonical

Marius Nestor writes that the latest OTA update for Ubuntu Touch has recently arrived and that it is focused on fixing existing software rather than adding further features. Testing of OTA 11 is set to continue in the meantime.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-touch-ota-12-will-be-more-about-fixes-than-features-says-canonical-504175.shtml

Ubuntu M10 Tablet Review Round Up

Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! takes the highlights from several reviews of the BQ Aquaris M10 Tablet, citing reviews from Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews, ZDNet, Golem.de, PCWorld, and Tablette Tactile.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/05/round-up-bq-ubuntu-m10-tablet-reviews

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Smartphone Review (and Giveaway)

Christian Cawley of Make Use Of does an extensive review of the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition, which includes videos, a photo comparison and more. He concludes, “the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is a solid piece of hardware that should appeal to any Ubuntu desktop user and smartphone owners disillusioned with the way things are going with iOS and Android. If Convergence can be brought into the mix on this device, and app stability issues addressed, the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition could prove an attractive alternative to the marketplace-focused worlds of iOS and Android.”

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/meizu-pro5-ubuntu-edition-smartphone-review/

10 things you should know about the BQ Aquaris M10 tablet

Jack Wallen of TechRepublic gives a rundown of ten observations about the bq Aquaris M10 tablet, including that convergence works, you are able to run GIMP and LibreOffice, the use of Scopes, Google interaction and limitations with regard to the browser and polish of the overall product. In closing, he writes: “From my perspective, it's an outstanding first entry that has been long overdue. This is a piece of hardware the Linux community should be proud of and should fully embrace.”

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-things-you-should-know-about-the-bq-aquaris-m10-tablet/

Snap – I’ve got the package!

Dedoimedo, writing for OCS-Mag gives a quick introduction into Snap packages, including why they’re important to the Ubuntu ecosystems and examples of installing packages. He concludes that the “concept of Snap packages sounds interesting, practical, useful, and beneficial, both to the Ubuntu ecosystem and the future proliferation of the Ubuntu operating system outside the desktop space” but he has concerns about the maturity of the current framework, writing that it’s “ still very buggy, it’s not streamlined enough, and it does not provide any great advantage over Firefox OS or Android.”

http://www.ocsmag.com/2016/05/14/snap-ive-got-the-package/

Meet Fancy, a Tiny Computer Running Chromium OS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Android TV

Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes about Fancy, a new portable desktop designed to run “the latest Chromium OS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and Android TV 6.0 Marshmallow.” He shares the technical specifications and photos, and the price of the Fancy Desktop Edition in the US: $225 plus shipping.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/meet-fancy-a-tiny-computer-running-chromium-os-ubuntu-16-04-lts-and-android-tv-504332.shtml

Full Circle Weekly News #17 & 18

Just a quick message to let you know that the Full Circle Weekly News #17 & 18 are out:

The show is also available via:

Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E12 – Accordian Man - Ubuntu Podcast

It’s Episode Twelve of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

Topics include:

  • The new bq M10 Ubuntu tablet and the reviews it’s had so far.
  • Going to Stratford-Upon-Avon and playing Star Horizon and GRID Autosport.
  • Sharing a Command Line Lurve (from dutchie on IRC) – bruteforce-luks
  • And going over feedback from listeners

http://ubuntupodcast.org/2016/05/19/s09e12-accordian-man/

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 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 12.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2017

Ubuntu 14.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2019

Ubuntu 15.10 Updates

End of Life - July 2016

Ubuntu 16.04 Updates

End of Life - April 2021

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 K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
  • Chris Sirrs
  • Simon Quigley
  • 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://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/

Or get involved with the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter team! We always need summary writers and editors, if you're interested, learn more at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Join

Feedback

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