* Watch Netflix in Ubuntu today
* Ubuntu Stats
* Kubuntu: KDE Plasma 5 beta 1 in next ppa ready for testers. Please
read on for known issues.
* Svetlana Belkin: Start Planning For 14.11 UOS
* Randall Ross: Discount Offer for Ubuntu Members - Get Certified!
* Scott Kitterman: Thanks Canonical (reallly)
* Kubuntu Wire: Weta Uses Kubuntu for Hobbit
* Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: KDE Frameworks 5.3.0 Now released to archive.
* Forums Council: Happy Birthday Ubuntu Forums & Support for Other
* Nekhelesh Ramananthan: Clock App Reboot Backstory
* Randall Ross: Why Smart Phones Aren't - Reason #1
* Canonical News
* Sleek Mini-ITX industrial PCs come in four Intel flavors
* Canonical Offers OpenStack and Ubuntu Cloud Training in Paris
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== General Community News ==
=== Watch Netflix in Ubuntu today ===
Canonical announce that due to recent work with Netflix, Ubuntu now
supports watching Netflix with Chrome version 37, which is available
to all Ubuntu users with up-to-date installations of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,
14.04 LTS and later. They advise that Netflix gives Ubuntu users the
ability to watch TV shows and movies from many devices and invite
their readers to "Head over to Netflix to start your free trial
=== Kubuntu: KDE Plasma 5 beta 1 in next ppa ready for testers. Please
read on for known issues. ===
Scarlett Clark announces the completion of packaging for Plasma 5 beta
1 which is now available in the Kubuntu Next PPA. Scarlett lists some
thing to be aware of while installing, and ends her post by saying "If
you would like to assist us in making this a great release, please
join us in #kubuntu-devel and help us test!"
=== Svetlana Belkin: Start Planning For 14.11 UOS ===
Svetlana Belkin reminds us that the next Ubuntu Online Summit takes
place between November 12th and 14th, just a month away. She lists the
tracks that will be in place and suggests that planning for the
sessions should now start, advising how they can be proposed.
=== Randall Ross: Discount Offer for Ubuntu Members - Get Certified! ===
Randall Ross refers to an item on Ubuntu Discourse which asks Ubuntu
Members if they have ever wanted to get a technical certification from
the Linux Foundation. He provides the appropriate links and quotes
Jorge Castro as saying "Go rock that exam!"
=== Scott Kitterman: Thanks Canonical (reallly) ===
Scott Kitterman refers to an article about Ubuntu and the City of
Munich, advising us that the desktop in question is actually Kubuntu.
Scott thanks Canonical for changing the article to make this clear.
=== Scarlett Clark: Kubuntu: KDE Frameworks 5.3.0 Now released to archive. ===
Scarlett Clark advises that Frameworks 5.3.0 is available in the
archive, provides a simple terminal command to upgrade from 5.1.0 and
confirms "The problems encountered during beta have been resolved."
=== Forums Council: Happy Birthday Ubuntu Forums & Support for Other
Operating Systems ===
The Forums Council write that the Ubuntu Forums have changed several
times since Ryan Troy started them ten years ago. The Council advise
of changes around the use of custom avatars, the introduction of a new
forum section for selected operating systems, and thank almost two
million users for participating in over two million threads.
Nekhelesh Ramananthan recalls the events around the rebooting of the
Clock app which he learned about at the Malta sprint. He tells us that
the app would receive some new designs, about the presentation given
by Giorgo Venturi, and notes that the app has been in the Ubuntu Touch
store for exactly one year.
Randall Ross compares today's smart phones with the first feature
phones, concluding that they are not smart. In his optimism he says
that the Ubuntu Phone will become the world's first truly smart phone,
respecting its owner and "doing the right thing."
=== NFV and SDN on OpenStack for network operators ===
Canonical writes "Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) and
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) are two of the hottest
infrastructure technologies around, particularly for telecoms and
network operators wanting to map their services in a more efficient,
scalable, and cost-effective way." The article links to further
information in the form of a link to a whitepaper entitled "SDN and
NFV on OpenStack for Telcos."
Canonical announces that Zabbix SA is the newest member of the Charm
Partner Programme which lets solution providers make best use of
Canonical's cloud orchestration tool, Juju. The article gives some
background details about Zabbix, and provides a link to further
information about the programme.
=== Ubuntu with Redis Labs, Altera and IBM Power supply new NoSQL data
store solution ===
John Zannos writes that earlier this month IBM announced new Power
S824L servers which are built on the POWER8 processor, the world's
first processor optimised for the most demanding Big Data workloads.
He says that powering each of these servers in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the
only operating system ready to every class of Linux-only POWER8
=== Sleek Mini-ITX industrial PCs come in four Intel flavors ===
Eric Brown of LinuxGizmos.com writes about Logic Supply's new line of
ML400G embedded PCs which are the "smallest full-size Mini-ITX
systems" ever built by the company. Eric looks at the specifications
of each model and informs us that they all support both 32 and 64-bit
versions of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
=== Canonical Offers OpenStack and Ubuntu Cloud Training in Paris ===
Christopher Tozzi, The VAR Guy, writes that Canonical is introducing a
five day OpenStack cloud computing program, of which the first session
will take place during the week of October 27-31 in Paris where the
next OpenStack Summit will take place the week after. Christopher
notes that 55% of all OpenStack instances run on Ubuntu and speculates
that the training is also part of the effort to fortify Ubuntu's
position within the cloud computing ecosystem.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S07E28 - The One with the List ===
We're back with Season Seven, Episode Twenty-Eight of the Ubuntu
Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, Mark Johnson, and Tony Whitmore! We
ate this carrot cake from the Co-op. It's very tasty.
In this week's show:
* We interviewed Andy Stanford-Clark about his HyPi project, which he
gave a talk about at OggCamp 14. It's based on a hydrogen fuel cell
from Arcola Energy.
* We also discuss:
* Moonlighting on the Linux Voice podcast.
* Climbing a mountain...in Malawi.
* Going to xda:devcon in Manchester.
* Going to OggCamp 14!
* We share some Command Line Lurve
* And we read your feedback. Thanks for sending it in!
We'll be back next week, so please send your comments and suggestions
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