* Final Freeze for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty)
* Ubuntu Stats
* UGJ-MX, 5-April-2014
* San Francisco 14.04 Release Party on April 24th
* Costales: #startubuntu
* Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS -- Security for Human Beings
* Ubuntu GNOME: Upgrade Testing
* Ben Howard: Updated 12.04.4 LTS Cloud Images in response to
Heartbleed OpenSSL bug
* Kubuntu Wire: Install Kubuntu on Windows XP Systems
* Ubuntu GNOME: Ubuntu GNOME Trusty Tahr Release Candidate
* Jose Antonio Rey: ownCloud Charm Updated!
* Ubuntu Women: Career Days: Regional Community Manager wrap-up
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Final Freeze for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) ===
The Final Freeze for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) occurred this past
Thursday in preparation for the release on Thursday, April 17th.
Adam Conrad writes about some exceptions to the freeze and concludes:
"And don't forget kids, this one's an LTS. It's the release you'll
install for your friends, family, and work networks and then promptly
forget about for two years because it's just that awesome. At least, it
should be. So, if it's not, let's make sure we sort that out."
Javier Lopez writes that last weekend the Ubuntu-MX team hosted their
fourth Ubuntu Global Jam in Mexico City. He informs us that several
photographs were taken and a video made for those who couldn't attend.
=== San Francisco 14.04 Release Party on April 24th ===
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph announces the hosting of a release party at
AdRoll by the Ubuntu California Team in San Francisco. If you want to
attend, make sure to register on the link provided - they will have free
pizza and drinks for the attendees. Also, if you live near San Diego or
Los Angeles, the Ubuntu California team will be hosting a release party
and an installfest. If you're in another part of the world, make sure to
check the global event on the LoCo Team Portal.
=== Dustin Kirkland: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS -- Security for Human Beings ===
Dustin Kirkland shares a presentation that he gave to the US Department
of Energy's Oak Ridge National Labs about the security features in
Ubuntu. Dustin says "Hopefully you'll learn something! I certainly did,
as I researched and built this presentation ;-)"
Ali Linx reminds his readers that Ubuntu GNOME has the same release
schedule as Ubuntu and all of its official flavors. Ali asks for help
testing upgrades from Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and requests that results are
shared with the Ubuntu GNOME QA Team.
=== Ben Howard: Updated 12.04.4 LTS Cloud Images in response to
Heartbleed OpenSSL bug ===
Ben Howard writes about the availability of updated Cloud Images in
response to the Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability. Ben advises users
running an affected version of OpenSSL to update, and goes on to say
"For new instances, it is recommended to either use an image with a
serial newer than 20140408, or update your OpenSSL and reboot package
immediately upon launch."
=== Kubuntu Wire: Install Kubuntu on Windows XP Systems ===
Jonathan Riddell informs us that web magazine Muktware has posted an
article titled "Install Kubuntu on Windows XP systems" aimed at the
millions of machines that are now out of support. Jonathan says "With
SSL breaking making the national news, you really can't afford to be out
Ali Linx reminds us that we are in the last phase of the Trusty Tahr
cycle, the Final Freeze and Release Candidate. Ali clarifies what the
term Release Candidate means, and appeals for help and testing.
Jose Antonio Rey writes about his experience deploying an ownCloud Juju
Charm. Jose warns us about some bugs that he is aware of, asks for any
other bugs to be reported to Launchpad and says "Now, go and play with
=== Ubuntu Women: Career Days: Regional Community Manager wrap-up ===
Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph writes about Laura Czajkowski and her
involvement with Open Source and the Ubuntu community. She mentions that
Laura is currently working as the EMEA Community Manager for MongoDB,
and ends the article with Laura's answers to some questions.
Ronald McCollam, Cloud Sales Engineer at Canonical, writes about his
experience deploying MAAS on a Desktop-focused hardware instead of
servers. He also provides us with information on how to do this, and
have a MAAS cluster at home.
=== OpenStack Continuous Integration on Ubuntu 101 ===
The Canonical OIL dev team inform us that they are about to finish the
production roll out of their OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). They
answer the question "So what is OIL?", tell us what underlying
technology is used and advise that they are getting very close to OIL's
Sally Radwan, Cloud Product Marketing Manager at Canonical, writes a
summary of their previous webinar with VMware, "in which they shared
customer stories from OpenStack+vSphere deployment projects." She also
answers some questions that were asked during the event but could not be
answered due to running out of time.
=== This is Ubuntu running on the Meizu MX3 smartphone (video) ===
Brad Linder at Liliputing provides us with a video of Ubuntu Touch
running on a Meizu MX3, a 5.1 phone which already has an Android
version, but will be launched in its Ubuntu version later this year.
=== One Week Until Lubuntu 14.04: Lightweight, LTS, Tidy Overview &
Craciun Dan from TuxArena gives us a general overview of a 14.04 Lubuntu
install, explaining most of the default features included on the
system's new release. He accompanies all descriptions with screenshots
of each feature.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E02 - The One Where Everybody
Finds Out ===
"We're back with the second episode of Season Seven of the Ubuntu
Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are
drinking tea and eating early Easter cakes in Studio L.
In this week's show:
* We interview Mark Shuttleworth about Ubuntu, convergence, the
Community, and more...
* We also discuss building a Steam box, trying out 14.04, using XMind,
and taking photos of Tom Baker and other Doctor Who stars, oh and being
interviewed by Michaela Strachan on TV in 1990.
* We share some Command Line Lurve: reptyr <pid> from @climagic.
* And we read your feedback."
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