* Thank you [Community Council]
* Ubuntu Stats
* Danish Team Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party at Aarhus Library
* LoCo Events
* Dustin Kirkland: Byobu Hollywood Melodrama and Ubuntu Featured on NBCNews!
* Canonical Design Team: Colour palette updates
* Kubuntu Wire: Plasma 5.6.4 available in Kubuntu 16.04 Backports
* Ubuntu Touch on a tablet... it's a N7 not a M10
* Digital signage solution, Screenly, chooses Canonical's Ubuntu Core
* In The Blogosphere
* Other Articles of Interest
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Thank you [Community Council] ===
Mark Shuttleworth writes a short post thanking the Ubuntu Community
Council for their proactive interest in keeping the community happy.
He concludes: "They say that it's tough at the top because the easy
problems don't get escalated, and that is particularly true of the CC.
So far, they are doing us proud."
=== Danish Team Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party at Aarhus Library ===
The Danish LoCo Team, especially the local team from Aarhus, shared
with us that had a great day at the Aarhus Library on April 23rd,
celebrating the release of Ubuntu 16.04. At this release party they
talked about Ubuntu, helped a few people install Ubuntu, and sent
others home with either DVDs or USB sticks.
=== Dustin Kirkland: Byobu Hollywood Melodrama and Ubuntu Featured on
Dustin Kirkland writes about a script he wrote years ago, that carved
up a Ubuntu Byobu terminal into something you might see in a hacker
movie. He shares that it was recently used on NBCNews in a piece about
'ransomware'. Screenshots and a video are provided.
Rae Shambrook tells us about the evolving Suru design language used by
Ubuntu, writing that Suru is based upon Japanese aesthetics of
minimalism, lightness and fluidity producing a modern look. In this
blog post she focuses on color and shares show the old versus new
color palettes and the increases the number of colors from 7 to 13.
=== Digital signage solution, Screenly, chooses Canonical's Ubuntu Core ===
Thibaut Rouffineau from Canonical writes about Screenly's recent
decision to adopt Ubuntu Core to use on the Raspberry Pi. He
highlights the advantages of using Ubuntu Core for Screenly and points
out some convenient features of Ubuntu Core.
=== Exploring Desktop mode on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition ===
Bruce Byfield gives us his thoughts on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu
edition's desktop mode. He concludes that the tablet provides a
practical portable computing solution in spite of some limits and
=== Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 Will Be More About Fixes than Features, Says
Marius Nestor writes that the latest OTA update for Ubuntu Touch has
recently arrived and that it is focused on fixing existing software
rather than adding further features. Testing of OTA 11 is set to
continue in the meantime.
Joey-Elijah Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! takes the highlights from
several reviews of the BQ Aquaris M10 Tablet, citing reviews from
Digital Trends, Trusted Reviews, ZDNet, Golem.de, PCWorld, and
Christian Cawley of Make Use Of does an extensive review of the Meizu
Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition, which includes videos, a photo comparison and
more. He concludes, "the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is a solid piece
of hardware that should appeal to any Ubuntu desktop user and
smartphone owners disillusioned with the way things are going with iOS
and Android. If Convergence can be brought into the mix on this
device, and app stability issues addressed, the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu
Edition could prove an attractive alternative to the
marketplace-focused worlds of iOS and Android."
=== 10 things you should know about the BQ Aquaris M10 tablet ===
Jack Wallen of TechRepublic gives a rundown of ten observations about
the bq Aquaris M10 tablet, including that convergence works, you are
able to run GIMP and LibreOffice, the use of Scopes, Google
interaction and limitations with regard to the browser and polish of
the overall product. In closing, he writes: "From my perspective, it's
an outstanding first entry that has been long overdue. This is a piece
of hardware the Linux community should be proud of and should fully
Dedoimedo, writing for OCS-Mag gives a quick introduction into Snap
packages, including why they're important to the Ubuntu ecosystems and
examples of installing packages. He concludes that the "concept of
Snap packages sounds interesting, practical, useful, and beneficial,
both to the Ubuntu ecosystem and the future proliferation of the
Ubuntu operating system outside the desktop space" but he has concerns
about the maturity of the current framework, writing that it's "still
very buggy, it's not streamlined enough, and it does not provide any
great advantage over Firefox OS or Android."
=== Meet Fancy, a Tiny Computer Running Chromium OS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
and Android TV ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia writes about Fancy, a new portable desktop
designed to run "the latest Chromium OS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial
Xerus), and Android TV 6.0 Marshmallow." He shares the technical
specifications and photos, and the price of the Fancy Desktop Edition
in the US: $225 plus shipping.
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E12 - Accordian Man - Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Twelve of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope,
Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and
speaking to your brain.
* The new bq M10 Ubuntu tablet and the reviews it's had so far.
* Going to Stratford-Upon-Avon and playing Star Horizon and GRID Autosport.
* Sharing a Command Line Lurve (from dutchie on IRC) - bruteforce-luks
* And going over feedback from listeners
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