1. UWN Translations
  2. In This Issue
  3. General Community News
    1. Ubuntu Global Bug Jam!
    2. New Members
      1. The EMEA(Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Board
      2. The Americas (North & South America) Board
    3. Newly Approved LoCos
    4. Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex
    5. Kubuntu Specs in Full
    6. Learn about Ubuntu at OSCON
  4. Ubuntu Stats
    1. Bug Stats
    2. Translation Stats Hardy
  5. LoCo News
    1. Government Award for Ubuntu Indonesia
    2. Michigan LoCo Bug Jam - Summer 2008
  6. Technical Update
    1. Developer Response to Idea 2978 - ATI (now AMD) video card drivers that actually work
    2. Developer response to Idea 322 - Better monitor support and configuration tools
  7. Launchpad News
  8. Ubuntu Forums News
    1. Ubuntu Forums Interview
    2. Tutorial of the Week
  9. In The Press
  10. In The Blogosphere
  11. In Other News
    1. Ubuntu Server receives positive reviews
    2. Ubuntu UK podcast: Episode #7 - Do Not Disturb
    3. Acer bets big on Linux
  12. Meeting Summaries
    1. Ubuntu Core Developer application from Till Kamppeter
    2. Ubuntu Core Developer application from Jamie Strandboge
  13. Upcoming Meetings and Events
    1. Monday, June 9, 2008
      1. Michigan LoCo Bug Jam
    2. Tuesday, June 10-2008
      1. Asia and Oceania Ubuntu Membership Approval Board Meeting
      2. Server Team Meeting
    3. Wednesday, June 11, 2008
      1. Platform Team Meeting
      2. QA Team Meeting
      3. Server Team Meeting
    4. Thursday, June 12, 2008
      1. Desktop Team Meeting
    5. Friday, June 13, 2008
      1. Ubuntu-ni Translation Sprint
      2. MOTU Meeting
  14. Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04
    1. Security Updates
    2. Ubuntu 6.06 Updates
    3. Ubuntu 7.04 Updates
    4. Ubuntu 7.10 Updates
    5. Ubuntu 8.04 Updates
  15. Archives and RSS Feed
  16. Additional Ubuntu News
  17. Conclusion
  18. Credits
  19. Glossary of Terms
  20. Feedback

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue #94 for the week June 1st - June 7th, 2008. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Global Bug Jam, New Members, Newly Approved LoCos, Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex, Kubuntu Specs in Full, Ubuntu at OSCON, Ubuntu Server receives positive reviews, Mobile devices driving Ubuntu-Shuttleworth, Ubuntu UK podcast #7, Acer bets big on Linux, and much, much more!

UWN Translations

  • Note to translators and our readers: We are trying a new way of linking to our translations pages. Please follow the link below for the information you need.

In This Issue

  • Ubuntu Global Bug Jam!
  • New Members
  • Newly Approved LoCos

  • Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex
  • Kubuntu Specs in Full
  • Learn about Ubuntu at OSCON
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • LoCo News

  • Technical Update
  • Launchpad News
  • Forums News
  • In the Press & Blogosphere

  • In Other News
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Upcoming Meetings & Events

  • Updates & Security

General Community News

Ubuntu Global Bug Jam!

Friday August 8th to Sun August 10th 2008 has been designated as the very first Ubuntu Global Bug Jam. What is the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam? Put simply, it is a world-wide online and face-to-face event to get people together to fix Ubuntu bugs. The idea is to get as many people online fixing bugs, having a great time, and making their contribution for free software. It's going to be a great opportunity to not only contribute to Ubuntu, but to also get together with other Ubuntu fans to make a difference, either via your LoCo team, your LUG, other free software group.

If you are in a LoCo Team, the Ubuntu Global Bug Jam it a great opportunity to get together and have a physical bug-jam. To get started there is a Running a Bug Jam guide, which offers some helpful advice for getting your jam organised.

New Members

The EMEA(Europe, Middle East, and Africa) Board

There was a small invasion from IRC land, three excellent IRC helpers and operators applied for membership and now Matt Darcy, Miia Ranta and Benjamin Rubin are now all Ubuntu members.

Continuing the stream of Italian members we saw in the last meeting, Riccardo Coccioli has been approved as member, he has done good work on the Italian forums. Fellow Italian Devid Filoni is active both in the Italian locoteam and as a MOTU hopeful and now also Ubuntu member.

Jad Madi has been rocking hard in Jordan, promoting Ubuntu on the Jordan University and many other places. Wiki: LP:

Natacha Menjibar is one of the heroes of the Spanish Ubuntu community, working hard in documentation, forums and more. Wiki: LP:

Vojtěch Trefný is a core contributor of the Czech LoCoTeam and has also managed to collect over 36000 karma points answering questions on launchpad. Wiki: LP:

Sayak Banerjee is an active contributor to the forums who has impressed the forum members and staff with his positive and welcoming attitude. Wiki: LP:

Nicolas Barcet is Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical and is working hard to make Ubuntu the #1 choice for servers. Wiki: LP:

The EMEA board is happy to welcome aboard these excellent members! Our next meeting will be on June 10, 18:00 UTC.

The Americas (North & South America) Board

Laudeci Oliveira (Pretto) has been involved with Open Source and the Brazilian Ubuntu community since May 2005 working on projects such as APTonCD and translations. Wiki: LP:

Chris Gregan (cgregan) is the Ubuntu Mobile QA Engineer at Canonical since March 2008. He has 10 years of software QA/Testing experience and now works full-time for Canonical's Mobile Solutions Group. Wiki: LP:

Andrew Walton (awalton) is an Ubuntu and GNOME hacker from Kentucky (USA) who has worked on documenting of GIO, implemented the gvfsd-network in GVFS, and is also an active member of both the Ubuntu Kentucky LoCo and the GNOME Foundation. Wiki: LP:

Norman Garcia Aguilar (n0rman) is the team leader of the Ubuntu Nicaragua LoCo team spending a lot of time supporting and advocating Ubuntu at many of the local conferences as well as having been involved with quite a few television, newspaper, and radio interviews where he represented the Ubuntu community. Wiki: LP:

Kurt von Finck (mneptok) is a Senior Ubuntu Systems Support Analyst for Canonical as well as a long standing member of the Ubuntu community. Kurt also spends some of his free time not only working on Ubuntu, but also volunteering as a system administrator for the GNOME Foundation, which he is also a member of. Wiki: LP:

Nick Ellery (nickellery) is an Ubuntu contributor in many areas of the community. Currently you will find Nick working with the Ubuntu Documentation Project, the Launchpad Documentation Team, translations, answer tracking, bug triaging, and more. Wiki: LP:

LaRoza is the Ubuntu Forums master! With more than 10,000 posts, all of which are technical in nature, LaRoza is noted as one of the most outstanding forum moderators in recent time. LaRoza spends time helping forum members with anything from typing in Ubuntu all the way to hard-core hacking with various programming languages, as well as helping to test Intrepid through its development cycle. Wiki: LP:

Bodhi Zazen (bodhi) started out with Linux by learning from Ubuntu and started contributing back to the community by helping in the forums, founding the Montana (USA) LoCo team, creating excellent documentation, and more. Wiki: LP:

Michael Garrido (Xander21c) has been an Ubuntu user since the days of Dapper and now spends time with the Ubuntu Peru LoCo team where he is the website co-admin, a mailing list moderator, and the master of printing. Michael has worked on getting t-shirts and other materials printed and provided to his local community. Wiki: LP:

Mike Rushton (leftyfb) is a member of the Massachusetts (USA) LoCo team where he helps run and manage the team, it's events, and it's meetings. Mike has started many projects within the LoCo arena as well as started and managed many events. And just when you didn't think Mike was hardcore enough, he went out and got Tux tattooed right on his arm. Don't believe us, look at his wiki page! Wiki: LP:

Brandon Perry (brandonperry) has been working hard trying to get the Dallas-Fort Worth LoCo team up and running as well as working with other members of the LoCo community in Texas (USA). Brandon spends time working on projects such as OCAM and the ClamAV LiveCD. Wiki: LP:

Martin Kossick (hacktick) is a worldwide contributor to Ubuntu having been productive working with both the Ubuntu Brasil and the Ubuntu German LoCo teams. Soon he will be heading back to Germany where he plans on increasing his activity with the community and working hard to become a hard-core Ubuntu hacker. Wiki: LP:

The Americas board is happy to welcome aboard these excellent members! Please check our wiki page for the next meeting.

Newly Approved LoCos

El Salvador - The Ubuntu El Salvador LoCo Team was founded in November 2006. The team is part of the Central American Ubuntu LoCo Team Project, and they are most active in local educational projects in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of El Salvador. The projects are intended to teach school children and teachers the use of FOSS, specifically Ubuntu.ElSalvadorTeam/ApprovalApplication

Perú - The Ubuntu Peru LoCo Team was founded in September 2006. The team has been most active in installfests, free software festivals, Ubuntu demos, local CD distribution, and Peruvian LoCo Council which is the governing body of their community. PeruvianTeam/ApprovalApplication

Arizona - The Arizona LoCo Team was founded in April 2007. They are most active organizing Ubuntu release and installfest parties, and collaborating with state LUGs to promote open source alternatives in Arizona. Future projects for 2008 include a open source conference in Phoenix ArizonaTeam/ApprovalApplication

Ecuador - The Ecuador LoCo Team was founded in July 2007. They have been most active in national events held by local Open Source and Free Software movements in Ecuador, community awareness, and translations of the UWN into Spanish. They hope to further their advocacy by reaching out to local schools and education centers. EcuadorTeam/ApprovalApplication

Canonical Showcases Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex

Computex, Taiwan June 3, 2008: Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it will be demonstrating a reworked desktop image of Ubuntu built specifically for a new category of portable Internet-centric devices – netbooks. These affordable, power-efficient, small screen devices, based on the ground breaking low-power micro-architecture of the Intel® Atom™ processor, and Remix will allow consumers to enjoy email, instant messaging, Internet surfing and on-line access to photos, videos or music with an affordable, reliable device. Ubuntu Netbook Remix is built to provide a superb user experience leveraging Ubuntu's reputation for delivering operating systems that 'just work' in the desktop environment. Remix is based on the standard Ubuntu Desktop Edition but with a launcher that allows users to get on-line more quickly and have faster access to their favourite applications. Canonical is already working with a number of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to deliver the software into the market on devices later in 2008.

Kubuntu Specs in Full

The Ubuntu Developers Summit finished a week ago in Prague. Unlike conferences, summits have written output in the form of specifications which form the basis for work on Kubuntu for the next six months. You can find the ones for Kubuntu's Intrepid at this wiki page:

Learn about Ubuntu at OSCON

OSCON is the Open Source Convention. Now in its tenth year, OSCON returns to the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon July 21-25, 2008, bringing together over 2500 experts, visionaries, and hackers in the trenches to explore all that open source has to offer. 2008 promises interesting developments in Linux, Java, Web, and open source infrastructure. OSCON will have tracks for Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, Mobile, Databases, Desktop Applications, Web Applications, Administration, Security, People, Business, and Emerging Topics. This year's OSCON has a wealth of Ubuntu information including how to improve your development practices, integrate Ubuntu with Active Directory, reap the benefits of virtualization and of course, the latest tips and tricks. Get information on registration, visit the OSCON website or see the long list of Ubuntu related presentations by visiting this link:

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open (46794) -235 # over last week
  • Critical (32) +/-0 # over last week
  • Unconfirmed (23257) -101 # over last week
  • Unassigned (37400) -24 # over last week
  • All bugs ever reported (188094) +1335 # over last week

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see

Translation Stats Hardy

This is the top 5, not specific languages, so the languages might change week to week.

  • Spanish (13692)
  • French (39239)
  • English (United Kingdom) (49693)
  • Swedish (52914)
  • Brazilian Portuguese (61000)

Remaining strings to translate in Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy Heron," see more at:

LoCo News

Government Award for Ubuntu Indonesia

The Indonesian Government honored Ubuntu Indonesia with an award for spreading the open source movement in Indonesia. The award ceremony took place during IGOS(Indonesia Go Open Source) Summit 2. Presenting the award to Ubuntu Indonesia was Mr. Muhammad Nuh, The Minister of Communication and Information Technology of The Republic of Indonesia. Great work Ubuntu Indonesia!

Michigan LoCo Bug Jam - Summer 2008

When and where is the Michigan Bug Jam? It is Monday June 9th at 6:30pm at the Main branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library. The team will be in a conference room with free wifi available to library card holders. People without local library cards can sign up for one in 5 minutes, but if you are planning on doing that, please try to show up a little bit early. Directions and links to how you should prepare can be found by following the link. Join the team and have a great time while doing you part for Ubuntu.

Technical Update

Developer Response to Idea 2978 - ATI (now AMD) video card drivers that actually work

Ubuntu maintainer Bryce Harrington responds to Brainstorm Idea 2978: Brainstorm 2978 and its comments detail problems with the level of support and quality of available open and proprietary drivers for AMD/ATI hardware. The desire is to have Canonical work more closely with AMD/ATI engineers to change this situation. The short answer is this: AMD/ATI engineers have recently started working with Canonical on both -fglrx and -ati issues, and I anticipate seeing significant improvements in this driver for Intrepid. The full response is much more detailed and can be found here:

Developer response to Idea 322 - Better monitor support and configuration tools

Ubuntu maintainer Bryce Harrington responds to Brainstorm idea 322: Configuring X has been a long standing issue in Linux, and there's still room to improve. Brainstorm 322 and its comments touch on a bunch of (partly unrelated) problems: mis-detecting monitor resolution/refresh rates, supporting new hardware (and upcoming USB monitors), binary driver issues, Importing Windows .inf/.icc files, and multi-monitor configuration/detection; multi-card support. Xorg upstream's vision is that no configuration should be needed. In the vast bulk of cases, the hardware reports its capabilities and xserver can set things up properly. This is a very good vision, and in fact something like 90-95% of the time it holds true. Yet, there is still that last 5-10% or so that causes our problems. The full response is much more detailed and can be found here:

Launchpad News

The Launchpad Podcast, which records on Wednesdays, is always looking for user questions. If you have some, please submit them to

Archived editions of launchpod can always be found here:

Ubuntu Forums News

Ubuntu Forums Interview

slavik is from Ukraine, and currently lives in New York City, where he is a graduate student and a junior system administrator in the college’s library. Interestingly, his journey outside the Windows world started with FreeBSD and Lindows, then Breezy. He never looked back and is now fully running Ubuntu (with other OSes in VMWare).

Tutorial of the Week

Laptop owners (and some desktop users, perhaps) might be interested in this week's tutorial standout: "HowTo: Undervolt your notebook CPU for longer battery life," by Ares Drake. The tutorial is geared toward newer machines, and walks you gently through the process of testing an undervolt and setting up your system properly. On top of that it's a clean and easy-to-follow thread, and one that's visually appealing as well. Nice work!

See you in a week!

In The Press

  • Mobile devices driving Ubuntu: Shuttleworth - Touch-oriented applications and faster boot times are among the features developers are working on for the next version of Ubuntu, says chief Mark Shuttleworth. Speaking on the ZA Tech Show podcast [1] about plans for Ubuntu 8.10, the Ubuntu CEO said that the “big driver", not just for Ubuntu, but generally, is the buzz around sub-notebooks. “Some of the things we’re doing is to make the interface more touch-oriented, and making applications fit better in smaller resolutions. Boot time is also a huge priority in the mobile space so a lot of work has gone into accelerating the boot process and cutting down on boot time.” [1]Podcast:

  • Desktop Linux face-off: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9 - The latest version of Ubuntu, 8.04 (aka Hardy Heron, or just Hardy for short), builds strongly on the foundation laid by its predecessors. From the get-go, the Hardy Heron experience is smooth. Ubuntu has matured to the point where it can focus on refining its feature set rather than massively reworking its elements in each new version. Ubuntu 8.0.4 offers a level of functionality comparable to that of Mac OS and Windows, from delivery to installation to daily use. Unfortunately, the ties that bind all Linux distributions — primarily a lack of support for major Windows and Mac based business, design, and gaming applications — still hold Ubuntu back from mass popularity. For users with such moderate computing needs as Web browsing, e-mail, and basic document creation, however, Hardy is a compelling option.;1631359451;pp;1;fp;16;fpid;1

  • Goin' Mobile (With Ubuntu) - A new version of Ubuntu, "Netbook Remix", sports a feature set and a slimmed-down footprint specifically for the emerging micro-notebook market. Right now this version is little more than an announcement, a way to entice OEMs into getting onboard early. However, given the surge of attention devoted to Linux on portable devices of all kinds, they're likely to sit up and take notice. Ubuntu's one of the few Linux distributions that has anything remotely approaching household-name recognition, so an "Ubuntu Powered" sticker ought to turn the right heads.

  • Ubuntu offers Remix, a lighter Linux for mobile users - To keep up with the growing popularity of the recent wave of small, low-cost, flash-drive-equipped, wireless "netbook" computers, Ubuntu has announced a specially modified version of the Linux operating designed to run on such machines. Called Ubuntu Linux Remix, the new operating system will be aimed at hardware manufacturers that are building netbooks for the consumer market. Ubuntu Linux Remix is built to be compatible with Intel Corp.'s new Atom processors, which are miniaturized, low-power CPUs that can be used in smaller netbook chassis. Netbooks equipped with Intel Atom CPUs and Ubuntu Linux Remix are expected to be on retailer's shelves within six months, at prices estimated at $300 to $500. A key difference with Remix from the standard desktop Ubuntu is the inclusion of a "launcher" that allows users to start the machines and get online quickly.

  • Hands on with the Ubuntu Netbook Remix(+screenshot) - Although Remix hasn't been released yet in its entirety, the source code is already available for several core components of the unique user interface. Ryan Paul managed to put the pieces together and get a working Netbook Remix desktop environment running on a regular Ubuntu 8.04 system. The implementation is quite ingenious in many ways, but there are still places where it feels a bit clunky. The project is clearly early in its development. Canonical is positioning itself to take the lead on software in the subnotebook market, but a big piece of the puzzle is still absent: customers. Although Canonical is working closely with Intel on reference designs, there is no word yet about potential commercial adopters. Regardless of whether it gets picked up by hardware makers like Asus, it is sure to be a big hit with Ubuntu's fans.

  • Pondering Ubuntu 8.04 - Make no mistake about it: Emmett Dulaney thinks Ubuntu is the best Linux distribution for the corporate/institutional desktop available. The Ubuntu 8.04 release is notable in that it's the first Long Term Support (LTS) release in a while (about two years). But aside from this distinction, there's nothing else that makes this release truly stand out -- leading Emmett to wonder whether it was released to meet an actual need or to simply prove that something new can come out every six months. In contrast, 8.10, which will be released at the end of October, actually looks like it will have some new and noteworthy components. While the code for 8.10 is a long way from freeze, expected in that release are two key items: A new desktop, and a focus on "pervasive internet access. If you have never used Ubuntu in your environment before, and are contemplating doing so, you'll find that 8.04 is as good an implementation as you can choose (as was 7.10).

In The Blogosphere

  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron steps in to make Linux a proper desktop alternative to Windows - Making the jump from Windows to Ubuntu should not be a problem for the normal office bound PC user. In fact it may make your work easier. It is special in terms of the cost saving aspect and the fact that the reasons to pay for Windows are becoming less and less. It can do everything Windows can do. Ubuntu makes sense from a Linux desktop perspective. Mark and friends have made something truly useful for the ordinary desktop user. Should you give it a try? Yes, it is the best desktop Linux distribution so far.

  • What about Ubuntu? - The software runs great. Installs are as easy as a couple of clicks, and damn-near everything on it is customizable. The problem with it lies in the compatibility. Wine, a windows compatibility layer for running windows programs, is just shy of it’s first actual release candidate…RC-1. Most games run on it now, and even some of the intensive ones are in platinum status. The other problem with Ubuntu, is that it isn’t Microsoft or Apple, and thus there aren’t any Linux stores. How can a store cater to all the different distributions? It can’t. Yes, Linux is free software. Yes, it’s came a LONG way from a command-prompt interface for installing and running programs. But it’s just not mainstream enough.

  • Ubuntu Disappointment - One thing Christian Schaller has ranted about multiple times over the years is how Linux distributions have failed to provide their content in Ogg format. Especially when the content is targeted at Linux users. Jono Bacon's blog recently offered Ubuntu MOTU videos, but only available in the proprietary Flash format. For a distribution which likes to drape itself so loudly in the colors of community and freedom, this is a huge let down. After talking with Jono, it turns out they do plan on making Ogg’s available in the future. While kicking Ubuntu here, it wasn’t really about them specifically, but the fact that even though the tools have gotten quite good and widespread over the last few years in terms of creating Ogg’s, the open source or free software community is still rather lackluster in its willingness to try to help push the free formats.

In Other News

Ubuntu Server receives positive reviews

Ubuntu isn’t just for desktops. Behind the scenes, corporate IT managers have put Ubuntu to work on servers. chunter set out to find some IT pros who could talk about Ubuntu Server. He asked, “Who’s using Ubuntu?” in a Search Enterprise Linux newsletter. He got both positive and not-so-positive responses to his inquiry. Follow the link for all the details on what IT managers had to say.

Ubuntu UK podcast: Episode #7 - Do Not Disturb

Alan Pope, Dave Walker, Tony Whitmore and Ciemon Dunville present the seventh episode of the Ubuntu UK Podcast.

In this episode:

  • Discussion:
    • An interview with Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon about FOSS Camp and UDS.
    • An interview with the Wubi guy, Agostino Russo..
    • Learning to program in Python.
    • An interview with Cory Kontros from Ubuntu Studio.
  • Competition results!
    • The winner of the trivia competition is announced. We’ll send them a coupon for the Canonical Store to spend on whatever they want! We’ll have another competition in Episode 8.

Get Ubuntu UK Podcast #7 at:

Acer bets big on Linux

Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its laptops and netbooks.. The company is already heavily promoting Linux for its low cost ultra-portable netbook range out later this year, but senior staff have said that Acer will also push Linux on its laptops. According to Gianpiero Morbello, vice president of marketing and brand at Acer: "We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft. They have a lot of power and it is going to be difficult, but we will be working hard to develop the Linux market." Acer sees two big advantages to using Linux on computers: operation and cost.,acer-bets-big-on-linux.aspx

Meeting Summaries

Ubuntu Technical Board meeting, 2008-06-03

Ubuntu Core Developer application from Till Kamppeter

The MOTU council recommended Till Kamppeter for membership in the core development team:

In the course of the interview, it was agreed that more limited access privileges would be sufficient and appropriate for Till to continue his work on printing in Ubuntu.

launchpad does not yet provide this type of fine-grained access control, but it is expected in the near future. As such, the board resolved to grant Till membership in ubuntu-core-dev, to be transitioned to the new mechanism once it becomes available. In the meantime, Till agreed to voluntarily limit his use of ubuntu-core-dev privileges to the relevant set of packages (to be agreed with the board separately).

Ubuntu Core Developer application from Jamie Strandboge

The MOTU council recommended Jamie Strandboge for membership in the core development team:

The board approved Jamie's application and welcomed him to the core development team.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Monday, June 9, 2008

Michigan LoCo Bug Jam

Tuesday, June 10-2008

Asia and Oceania Ubuntu Membership Approval Board Meeting

Server Team Meeting

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Platform Team Meeting

  • Start: 06:00 UTC
  • End: 07:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-meeting
  • Agenda: Not Listed as of Publication

QA Team Meeting

Server Team Meeting

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Desktop Team Meeting

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ubuntu-ni Translation Sprint

  • Start: 15:00 UTC
  • End: 22:00 UTC
  • Location: IRC channel #ubuntu-ni
  • Agenda: Not Listed as of Publication

MOTU Meeting

Updates and Security for 6.06, 7.04, 7.10, and 8.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 6.06 Updates

Ubuntu 7.04 Updates

Ubuntu 7.10 Updates

Ubuntu 8.04 Updates

Archives and RSS Feed

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Glossary of Terms

  1. CPU - Central Processing Unit
  2. EMEA - Europe, Middle East and African regional approval board
  3. LUG - Linux User's Group
  4. MOTU - Master Of The Universe - those responsible for the repositories
  5. OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
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