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== General Community News ==
=== Welcome New Members and Developers ===
On behalf of the 2200 UTC Membership Board, please welcome our new
=== Canonical and Data Foundry to provide hosted private cloud ===
Canonical announce that Data Foundry, a global provider of colocation,
data center, and managed services, will be partnering them to provide
a private cloud, as well. Built by the experts at Canonical's
BootStack service, the OpenStack-powered cloud will be exhibited by
Canonical at the Gartner Data Service event from 2-5 December.
=== Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Year End Core Apps Hack Days ===
Alan Pope invites us to a Core Apps Hack Days, taking place on IRC
from Monday the 8th of December to Friday the 12th. He says Wednesday
the 10th will also feature a special presentation on writing tests for
Core Apps put on by Nicholas Skaggs via Ubuntu On Air.
=== Kubuntu Wire: Kubuntu Part of KDE's Google Code-in ===
Jonathan Riddell informs us that Google's Code-in is a project to
facilitate teen contributions to open source projects. He says that
KDE is participating as one of the mentoring organizations and that
Kubuntu will be posting projects on KDE's behalf.
Walter Lapchynski writes that with the loss of the Ubuntu Beginners
Team the amount of mentorship has declined and that a lot of people
are left to their own devices. He says "I'd like to donate whatever
time I need to help everyone find the resources they need to
contribute code to open source projects. "
=== Benjamin Kerensa: Chasing the wrong problems ===
Benjamin Kerensa writes that the Ubuntu Community's issues aren't to
do with leadership or governance but making contributors feel like
they are stakeholders again as Ubuntu's community pages reflect what's
important to Canonical. He also makes reference to an Ubuntu
Foundation and the contributions of Ubuntu Members.
=== CompuLab launches Utilite2: Tiny ARM-based Ubuntu/Android PC ===
Liliputing's Brad Linder announces Utilite's latest addition to its
line of miniature low-power desktops. With a volume smaller than the
average mouse, the Utilite2 consumes as little as 3 watts, has a
quad-core ARM processor, Bluetooth 4.0, and HDMI output, among other
=== HP's fanless 2.2-pound laptop includes Broadwell and a 2560x1440 screen ===
Andrew Cunningham of Ars Technica offers a preview of two new
Ultrabooks by the name of HP EliteBook Folio 1020 that feature a 0.62
inches thick chassis, up to 2560x1440 resolution, touch options, a
12.5" screen, are as light as 2.2 pounds, have a 9 hour runtime, use
4.5 watts, and are completely fanless. Andrew wraps up the article
with a suggestion that Intel's CES showcase may include a faster
=== Official Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn' T-Shirts Now Available to Buy ===
Joey-Elijah Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! announces the availability of the
official shirts of the Utopic Unicorn 14.10 release. He says that
T-shirts have been a part of every distro release since Hardy Heron
8.04 and that the current shirts come in dusk blue for men or hot pink
for women, both featuring Canonical's origami unicorn logo.
Joey-Elijah finishes by reminding us that older release shirts are
available in the sale section.
=== UbuTab: An Ubuntu Tablet With A Terabyte Hard Drive ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix informs us that UbuTab, another
crowd-funded tablet has launched, and that it features a 7mm 1TB
spinning hard drive and ships with Android. He also gives us details
of the pricing and a brief specification.
=== Ubuntu 12.04 LTS To Ubuntu 14.10 Offers Some Performance Improvements ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix provides some benchmarks that show how the
CPU performance of Ubuntu has evolved between the 12.04 LTS and 14.10
releases. He says that his article looks at the non-graphics
performance of Ubuntu and that other comparisons will follow.
=== An Ubuntu Tablet Inspired By The Ubuntu Edge Is Coming ===
Michael Larabel of Phoronix informs us that MJ Technology is looking
to deliver a tablet equivalent to the Ubuntu Edge which failed to in
its crowd-funding campaign. He gives us a brief specification, and
shows us a photograph of the prototype.
=== Ubuntu 14.10 MATE edition - Almost fabulous ===
Dedoimedo writes about the installation, look and feel, resource
usage, and the applications of Ubuntu MATE 14.10, noting that "someone
sometime back in the early 2000s came up with the ideal productivity
formula, and it's never been bested." Dedoimedo concludes that it is a
very cool distro, notes a serious problem, and says "Highly polished,
slick, and almost overwhelmingly simple and easy to use. "
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