Mark Shuttleworth closes Ubuntu bug #1

The first bug filed in the Ubuntu project was filed by Mark Shuttleworth on August 19th, 2004: Microsoft has a majority market share Today he marked the bug “Fix Released” with the following comment: Personal computing today is a broader proposition than it was in 2004: phones, tablets, wearables and other devices are all part [...]

Shuttering the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest

Recently we announced a contest to spot Ubuntu billboards in the wild in Russia and the Ukraine. The contest required you to take an original photograph of a billboard containing a Dell advertisement with Ubuntu. Due to extenuating circumstances, we have been informed the billboards have been taken down. In light of this news, we [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 318

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #318 for the week May 20 – 26, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats Juju Ecosystem status for 22 May Scott Kitterman: We have a winner (actually three) – Kubuntu Council 2013 elections Andres Rodriguez: Getting Started [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 317

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #317 for the week May 13 – 19, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Announcing the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest Ubuntu Developer Summit 13.05 Closing Plenary and Track Summaries Ubuntu Open Week for Raring: Almost Here! Ubuntu Stats Getting [...]

Gandi now offers discounts for Ubuntu Members

The Ubuntu Community Council is happy to announce the availability of discounts from Gandi to Ubuntu Members! Members will be granted E rates for domains and partner rates for cloud hosting (-50% from public price). To redeem this benefit, members should send an email to non-profit@gandi.net from their @ubuntu.com email address that includes: A Gandi [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 316

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #316 for the week 6 – 13 May, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop, and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013 Virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit 13.05 [...]

Announcing the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest

In cooperation with Dell, we’re thrilled to announce the Ubuntu Billboard Photo Contest in Russia and Ukraine. From today on, and until the end of May, you can participate in this challenge to submit pictures of one or more of the billboards with Dell and Ubuntu adverts spread across 6 major cities in Russia and [...]

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 11.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 11.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The original End of Life warning follows, [...]

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 8.04 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 8.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks. The original End of Life warning follows, [...]

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop End of Life reached on May 9, 2013

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop is no longer supported. This announcement is for the desktop product only, Ubuntu 10.04 Server is still supported for another two years. The original End of Life warning follows, with [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 315

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #315 for the week April 29 – May 5, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats CFT – 13.05 vUDS – Cloud & Server Track Jorge Castro: 13 Reasons to Deploy With Ubuntu [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 314

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #314 for the week April 22 – 28, 213, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Released The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Scorpionfish. Not. Pablo Rubianes and Marcos Costales appointed to the Loco Council Welcome New Members and Developers Community [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 313

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #313 for the week April 15 – 21, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: General Community News Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats Get the Ubuntu Online Tour on your LoCo site Michael Hall: Another Ubuntu SDK Apps [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 312

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #312 for the week April 8 – 14, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: UDS 13.05: Ubuntu’s second online developer summit New Ubuntu Membership Board Members Ubuntu Stats #FlisolBogota 2013 Official Ubuntu Mirrors in HP Cloud Looking to deploy [...]

New Ubuntu Membership Board Members

Back in March the Community Council put out a call to restaff the Ubuntu Membership Board for several open spots on the board. Today I’m happy to announce that the Community Council has appointed (or renewed membership of) the following individuals: For the 1200 UTC time slot: Zhengpeng Hou https://launchpad.net/~zhengpeng-hou Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre http://launchpad.net/~mathieu-tl Jared Norris [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 311

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #311 for the week April 1 – 7, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released Welcome New Members and Developers Ubuntu Stats Ubuntu Global Jam – An Early Call for Events! Showcase the [...]

UDS 13.05: Ubuntu’s second online developer summit

It’s official, UDS 13.05 is coming up next month, marking our second online Ubuntu Developer Summit, and coming only two months after the last one. While going virtual was part of our transition to make Ubuntu’s development more open and inclusive, the other side of that coin was to start holding them more often. The [...]

Call for nominations on the Loco Council

We on the LoCo Council are being faced with the challenge of replacing two of our current Council members. A special thanks to Christophe and Efrain for all of the great contributions they have made while serving with us on the LoCo Council. So with that in mind, we are writing this e-mail to ask [...]

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 2 released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. Codenamed “Raring Ringtail”, 13.04 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 [...]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 310

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #310 for the week March 25 – 31, 2013, and the full version is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) server, 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) desktop and 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) reaching End of Life on May 9 2013 Ubuntu Stats Hey North [...]