* Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) reaches End of Life on May 16 2014
* Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Ubuntu Honduras in the FLISOL
* Deploying and managing workloads to POWER8
* Xubuntu: Xubuntu 14.04 QA Recap
* Martin Pitt: Booting Ubuntu with systemd: Now in Utopic
* Bryan Quigley: Help people move to L/Ubuntu from Windows XP!
* Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: nginx 1.4 in main
* Kubuntu: KDE Applications and Development Platform 4.13
* Alberto Milone: Hybrid Graphics in Ubuntu 14.04
* Announcing the winners of the third Ubuntu App Showdown
* New DVD design for 14.04 LTS
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== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) reaches End of Life on May 16 2014 ===
Adam Conrad announces that Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) will be
retired on 16th May, 2014 after a support cycle which was slightly
extended to overlap with the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Adam informs
us of the supported upgrade path and links to the upgrade instructions
=== Ubuntu Membership Board call for nominations ===
Daniel Holbach appeals for nominations of Ubuntu Members to serve on the
Ubuntu Membership board. Daniel outlines the requirements needed, tells
us how nominations can be submitted, and advises that nominations will
be accepted until 1200 UTC on May 12th.
The Ubuntu Honduras Loco Team was present at the Latin American Free
Software Install Fest (FLISOL). The team members gave presentations
about using free software tools for game development, web development
and open hardware.
=== Deploying and managing workloads to POWER8 ===
Jorge Castro tells us about deploying Ubuntu on IBM's new Power8
architecture, and embeds a couple of videos in his post, writing "No
part of this demo is staged; I literally went from nothing to fully
deployed in 178 seconds." Jorge concludes his post by saying "This is
the power of Juju!"
The Xubuntu team recap their efforts through the last cycle to expand
testing and QA. Highlights include the 50 bugs found in Xubuntu, and the
extensive testing accomplished through the xubuntu-testers Launchpad group.
=== Robie Basak: New in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: nginx 1.4 in main ===
Robie Basak informs us that with the release of Ubuntu 14.04, nginx is
in Ubuntu's main repository for the first time. He tells us about the
changes that had to be made to version 1.4 for inclusion, and also from
where other versions of nginx can be downloaded.
=== Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress ===
Chris Hoffman of PCWorld explains some of the basic ins and outs of
using Ubuntu to clean up or repair a Windows system, including how to
reset passwords, scanning for viruses, and checking the health of the
=== Top tip, power users - upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC ===
Gavin Clark, writing for The Register, notes that power users may want
to think twice about upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04. Gavin
says some users who have attempted the upgrade have had to manually
reinstall the bootloader on the master boot record of their hard drives.
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