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Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 47...

UWN Translations

In This Issue

General Community News


[ Richard Johnson] and [ Chris Cheney] joined the ranks of the MOTUs. Both bring lots of KDE experience. Richard worked a lot on Kubuntu and Chris will work on

Newly Approved Members

  • Aruther Loiret is active packaging and is one of the maintainers of Medibuntu. He has been helping review the work of new packagers and working translating Ubunt documention to French. Arthur plans on being a MOTU in the future.

  • Mathieu Rousseau is a French team administrator and maintains the French documentation for ubuntu-ppc. He is actively involved in #ubuntu-fr-classroom which teaches packaging and everything related to Ubuntu and OSS.

  • John Crawford is the team leader of the Ubuntu Arizona LoCo. He is an Ubuntu US Team Mentor and started the Arizona Team Newsletter. John plans to refine and develop the structure and goals of the Arizona Team and help it become an approved LoCo.

  • Jacob Peddicord created the LoCo Support System as a module for Drupal that enables LoCo teams to easily integrate a callback-based support system into their websites. He the leader of the Unanswered Posts Team on the Ubuntu Forums and an active member of the Ohio LoCo.

  • Joe Terranova is the team leader of the New Jersey LoCo. He has given several presentations and been involved in install fests. Joe plans on helping get the New Jersey team approved in the near future.

  • Chris Cheney is an employee of Canonical. He maintains various packages for KDE in Debian and is the new Ubuntu OpenOffice maintainer.

New in Gutsy Gibbon

LoCo News

Newly Approved LoCos

  • The Serbian Team has close to 1000 members. Articles written by the team have appeared in several magazines and a member was on a TV show with national coverage and gave away CDs to the audience. The team has held an install fest and participated in the Free Software Network Serbia festival. 85 members of the team are also part of the Serbian translation team. The forum is very active and has been successful in attracting new users and supporting them.

  • The Brazilian Team was started two and half years ago. Since then, the team has grown to over 150 members and has 16 Ubuntu members. There are 16 regional teams that cover different states and provide local support by holding install fests, FLOSS events, and discussion meetings. The Brazilian Documentation Team creates new documentation in Portuguese and organizes the Ubuntu Brazilian Wiki. With over 30 bloggers, the Planet Ubuntu Brazil provides Ubuntu news, tips and tricks, and promotes Ubuntu to new users.

  • The US-Pennsylvania LoCo Team has recently held and install fest with a local LUG and their own install fest, while working with non-profits to help underprivileged people benefit from technology and free software. The team is working on participating in Free Software Day by providing a speaker and demonstrations.

Launchpad News

In The News

  • Andy Ihnatko, at the Chicago Sun-Times, thinks folks should "try the free (free free free) Linux OS at some point in your life." Andy describes what Linux is, saying "spending $400 for legit copies of Windows and commercial apps can be overkill." Ubuntu is Andy's favorite distro and he likes the huge, active support forum at The ease of installing restricted drivers with Synaptic is discussed along with trying Live CDs. Read the full article at,CST-FIN-Andy21.article

  • The Times of India talks about installation, features, virus threats, and multimedia options of Kubuntu. Once getting a CD from Ship It and experiencing Kubuntu, "the world of your old OS will look increasingly bad, increasingly archaic, and a environment that makes living life hard." Katapult and AdeptManager are mentioned as "nifty features" and help users avoid viruses, Trojans, and dangerous code. Amarok is described as a limitless music player that "is in a different league by itself." Read the full article at

  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, at, writes that Dell is making Ubuntu available on more computers, specifically the Inspiron 1420 laptop and Inspiron 530 desktop. The base 1420 comes with a 1.5Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 80GB hard drive, and 1GB of memory, along with a 14.1 inch widescreen display. The laptop will also be available in various colors like Midnight Blue, Espresso Brown, and Flamingo Pink and is priced at $774 USD. The 530 is a mini-tower that will include an Intel 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, 160GB hard drive, and 512MB of RAM. A 17 inch LCD monitor is included in the $449 base price. Read the full article at

In The Blogosphere

  • On the Dell blog, Lionel Menchaca says that Dell has confirmed plans to offer Linux outside of the United States. More details will be released later this summer. Dell is also considering selling Linux to small business customers. The blog also details the new Inspiron machines that will have Ubuntu pre-loaded.Read more at

Meetings and Events

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Georgia US LoCo meeting

Catalan LoCo meeting

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Technical Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Edubuntu Meeting

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ubuntu Development Team Meeting

  • Start: 20:00
  • End: 22:00
  • Location: #ubuntu-meeting

Saturday, July 7, 2007

LugRadio Live 2007

Updates and security for 6.06, 6.10, and 7.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Updates

Ubuntu 6.10 Updates

Ubuntu 7.04 Updates

Bug Stats

  • Open (30365) +231 # over last week
  • Critical (23) -5 # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (14983) +59 # over last week
  • Unassigned (22602) +113 # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (107823) +1175 # over last week

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