* Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaches End of Life on July 17 2014
* Welcome New Members and Developers
* Ubuntu Stats
* Colorado Ubuntu Team: Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway!
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* Svetlana Belkin: UOS 14.06 Summary and Lessons Learned (as a Track Lead)
* Ubuntu Scientists: Introducting the "Ubuntu Scientists Blog"!
* Ben Howard: SSD and PIOPS AMI's for AWS
* Kubuntu Wire: Refurbished HP Laptops with Kubuntu
* Robert Ancell: GTK+ applications in Unity 8 (Mir)
* Ubuntu Scientists: Team Wiki Pages Update: June 19, 2014
* Ubuntu Forum Council Changes
* Canonical News
* Hands-on with Canonical's Orange Box and a peek into cloud nirvana
* In The Blogosphere
* Other Articles of Interest
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Monthly Team Reports: May 2014
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 13.10 and 14.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaches End of Life on July 17 2014 ===
On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, Adam Conrad reminded that Ubuntu
13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is reaching end of life on July 17.
Also informed that the upgrade path is via 14.04 LTS (url to
instructions and caveats included).
Charles is a Pittsburgh transplant that has been an active Ubuntu user
since the Feisty Fawn days. Charles has had a great time traversing
the community, technology, and contributing in small ways all around
the Ubuntu sphere. Charles has been an active Ask Ubuntu User since
2011 and is an active Juju Charmer. His contributions to the the Juju
Charm Ecosystem include IRC support, sponsoring community members to
contribute to Juju, writing documentation and actively maintaining 3
charms (Rails, PaperTrail & DNS).
=== Colorado Ubuntu Team: Operation 'Spread Ubuntu' is Underway! ===
Emma Marshall of the Ubuntu Colorado team reports on recent progress
of the team following a recent team meeting. Most notably, they've
finalized and shared a handout to give away with the Ubuntu disks they
are sharing in various cities around Colorado.
=== How we scaled OpenStack to launch 168,000 cloud instances ===
James Page shares the hardware and software details of a recent launch
of 168,000 cloud instances of CirrOS using MaaS, Juju and OpenStack.
In the post he talks about challenges and solutions and walks through
the commands and shares screenshots of how the deployment was finally
=== Svetlana Belkin: UOS 14.06 Summary and Lessons Learned (as a Track Lead) ===
Svetlana Belkin shares with us her thoughts about being a Track Lead
for the latest Ubuntu Online Summit, held last week. She mentions some
ups and downs she noticed during the sessions, as well as how can some
things be improved.
Ben Howard announces that the Ubuntu images are now ready for
deployment on Amazon Web Services new SSD-backed EBS volumes. Also, he
states that there are now new images which have 500 provisioned IOPS
=== Robert Ancell: GTK+ applications in Unity 8 (Mir) ===
Robert Ancell does a demonstration of Unity 8 with Mir running GTK+
applications. In this case, he used Simple Scan to get an image. He
finishes the post indicating the current known limitations and
explaining how to install the Unity 8 preview session. He also thanks
the collaboration of Ryan Lortie, who, with him, has been trying to
make GTK+ applications run in Unity 8 smoothly.
The Ubuntu Forums Council has seven members, all being administrators
of the ubuntuforums and approved by the Community Council. Sef
(http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=57646) has stepped down and
bapoumba (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=171805) has joined the
FC again (previously on The FC from February 2009 to December 2011).
Sef will remain in the ubuntuforums Staff team as a moderator, we
would like to thank him for the work and time he dedicated to the
forums, and wish him all the best for his future personal projects.
=== Hands-on with Canonical's Orange Box and a peek into cloud nirvana ===
Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica gets hands on with the newly released
Orange Box by Canonical running Ubuntu with OpenStack. He kicks off
his thorough review, which includes screenshots of Juju and MaaS, with
the teaser: "Take ten high-end Intel NUCs, a gigabit Ethernet switch,
a couple of terabytes of storage, and cram it all into a fancy custom
enclosure. What does that spell? Orange Box."
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Episode 12 - The One Without the
Ski Trip ===
"We're back with Season Seven, Episode Twelve of the Ubuntu Podcast!
Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and Laura Cowen are drinking
tea and eating very rich chocolate cake (like this one, only more
chocolatey) in Studio L."
In this week's show:
* We discuss alternatives to Ubuntu One, which has recently shut
down. Alan makes up the CRESCCO scale...
* We also discuss:
* Getting a new phone
* Getting even closer to sending Tony up a mountain in Malawi.
* Learning how ISOs are made...
* Going to Barcamp Birmingham...
* Playing with AfterShot Pro 2
* We share some Command Line Lurve from @climagic
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