Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 386

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #386 for the week September 29 – October 5, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Aaron Honeycutt
  • John Mahoney
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Nominations open for two positions on the Ubuntu IRC Council

We are opening nominations for two positions on the Ubuntu IRC Council. We are filling in slots opened by resignations (IdleOne resigned last year, and AlanBell just announced to us he is resigning). We felt we could still perform with four members of the council but not with just three.

Details of the IRC Council can be read on the wiki; a summary of the nomination requirements is below (but all are suggested to read the wiki in full):

Elections of new IRC Council members will be held in the following way:

  1. An open call for nominations should be announced in the IRC Community, and people can nominate themselves for a seat on the council. Everyone is welcome to apply.
  2. To apply for a seat the candidate creates a Wiki page outlining their work in the community, and inviting others to provide testimonials.
  3. When the application deadline has passed, the IRC Council will review the applications and provide feedback on the candidates for the Community Council to review.
  4. The Community Council will identify a shortlist for the board and circulate the list publically for feedback from the community.
  5. The shortlist identified by the Community Council will be voted upon by team members as described at CommunityCouncil/Delegation. Members of the Ubuntu IRC Members Team are eligible to vote.
  6. The Community Council will then finalise the appointment of IRC Council members.

The deadline for the nominations will be announced later on.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-irc mailing list on Thu Oct 2 23:15:11 UTC 2014 by C de-Avillez

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 385

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #385 for the week September 22 – 28, 2014, and the full version is available here.

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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) Final Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed "Utopic Unicorn", 14.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

This beta release includes images from not only the Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, but also the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu flavours.

The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 14.10 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on October 23rd, 2014.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Cloud Images

Utopic Final Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 3.16.2 kernel, apparmor improvements, and many more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta from Ubuntu 14.04, follow these instructions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UtopicUpgrades

The Ubuntu 14.04 Final Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/14.10/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)

Additional images can be found at the following links:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/14.10/beta-2/ (Cloud Images)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/14.10/beta-2/ (Community Supported)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/14.10/beta-2/ (Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/14.10/ (Netboot)

The full release notes for Ubuntu 14.10 Final Beta can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtopicUnicorn/ReleaseNotes

Kubuntu

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/14.10/beta-2/

More information on Kubuntu Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtopicUnicorn/Beta2/Kubuntu

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that targets to be lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/14.10/beta-2/

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/14.10/beta-2/

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UtopicUnicorn/Beta2/UbuntuGNOME

UbuntuKylin

UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/14.10/beta-2/

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu that provides a full range of multimedia content creation applications for each key workflows: audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/14.10/beta-2/

Xubuntu

Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/14.10/beta-2/

Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and clouds, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be ound at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our website, IRC channel and wiki.

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Sep 26 02:30:26 UTC 2014 by Adam Conrad

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 384

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #384 for the week September 15 – 21, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Diego Turcios
  • John Mahoney
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

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