Announcing UbuCon Europe and Call for Contributions

We’re happy to announce the very first European Ubuntu Conference: the UbuCon Europe! It takes place from the 18th to 20th November 2016 in Essen, Germany. It is the first conference dedicated to the European Ubuntu community. We are looking forward to two days full of talks, workshops, exhibitions and demos. And if that’s not great enough already, our venue provides us with food too!

The Focus

The UbuCon Europe is an event for everybody: for beginners, developers and experts. The main topics will hopefully cover everything about Ubuntu and Open Source Software. Be sure to join the conference, if you are interested in:

  • getting familiar with Ubuntu, its flavors and subprojects
  • showcases of projects based on Ubuntu or other Open Source Software
  • an open and vivid atmosphere to discuss ideas and project with members of the Ubuntu and Open Source Community from all over Europe
  • learning new stuff
  • and getting involved in the Ubuntu Community!

The whole event will take place in the “Unperfekthaus” in Essen and will include hot, softdrinks and food. We will have to charge a fee to cover our costs. If you are a company and want to sponsor part of our event, please contact us via sponsors at ubucon.eu

Not sure where Essen is? Then you should check our travel page

Talks and Workshops needed

For visitors

The UbuCon needs interesting talks and workshops. While we already have a few talks in the pipeline, we still have a lot of slots to fill. We do have five rooms available with up to seven talks per room per day.

UbuCon Europe is organised by the community and for the community. That’s your chance to request a talk or workshop! Our experience from the last UbuCons in Germany showed, that many requests from visitors got a talk from speakers. So, please don’t be shy and send your ideas in an E-Mail to idea at ubucon.eu!

For speakers

We are looking for speakers who are interested in giving a talk, run a workshop or moderate a roundtable discussion. Friday is first day of UbuCon with just a Social Event to get to know each other. On Saturday and Sunday there will be the talks and workshops.

If you want to give a talk or do a workshop, please check our Wishlist page for requests from potential visitors. Of course, you can talk about any topic you want. Talks and workshops about Ubuntu are preferred, but may also cover other Open Source topics. As the conference is international and takes place in Germany, English and German are expected for the talks and workshops. However, talks covering Ubuntu subjects in English are preferred.

Please don’t hesitate to send us your proposal. Just send an email to idea at ubucon.eu with the following information:

  • Title of talk/workshop
  • Name of the speaker
  • Company or project, if it exists
  • Type: Talk, Workshop, Discussion or something else
  • Duration: 30, 50, 110 Minutes or a custom duration
  • Target audience: Beginners, intermediate or experts
  • Short description about the topic of your talk
  • information about the speaker
  • attach a profile photo

Please send your proposals to idea at ubucon.eu, the Call for Papers will end on the 31st July 2016.

More information:

Originally posted to the loco-contacts mailing list on Fri Apr 1 17:39:45 UTC 2016 by Sujeevan (svij) Vijayakumaran

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 459

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #459 for the weeks of: March 14 – 27, 2016, and the full version is available here.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Final Beta released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed "Xenial Xerus", 16.04 LTS 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, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, 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 16.04 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on April 21st, 2016.

There is, however, one bug in this beta serious enough that it’s worth calling it out in the release announcement. This bug affects all flavours, and will be fixed before release:

1) In some cases, attempts to install to a hard drive that already contains a swap partition may fail in the partitioning phase. If you encounter this, the simplest workaround is to boot to the live session, start a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T) and type "sudo swapoff -a". You can then start the installation from the icon on the desktop and it should proceed successfully.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Cloud Images

Xenial Final Beta includes updated versions of most of our core set of packages, including a current 4.4.6 kernel, and much more.

To upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 Final Beta from Ubuntu 15.10, follow these instructions:

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

The Ubuntu 16.04 Final Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/16.04/ (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server)

Additional images can be found at the following links:

The full release notes for Ubuntu 16.04 Final Beta can be found at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/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/16.04/beta-2/

More information on Kubuntu Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/XenialXerus/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/16.04/beta-2/

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

Mythbuntu

Mythbuntu is an Ubuntu flavor focused on setting up a standalone MythTV based Digital Video Recorder (DVR) system.

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/16.04/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/16.04/beta-2/

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/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/16.04/beta-2/

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

Ubuntu MATE

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

The Final Beta images can be downloaded at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/16.04/beta-2/

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

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/16.04/beta-2/

More information about Ubuntu Studio Final Beta can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes/Beta2/UbuntuStudio

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/16.04/beta-2/

More inormation about Xubuntu Final Beta can be found here:https://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-16-04-lts-beta-2

Regular daily images for Ubuntu, and all flavours, 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 found 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 Mar 25 04:44:05 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 458

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #458 for the week March 7 – 13, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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

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  • Simon Quigley
  • And many others

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 457

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #457 for the week February 29 – March 6, 2016, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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

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