* Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 Released
* Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) End of Life reached on July 28 2016
* Ubuntu Stats
* LoCo Events
* Shih-Yuan Lee: Disable Secure Boot in shim-signed
* Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 9th Edition released!
* Canonical Design Team: New starter Raul (UX designer) - "I want to
challenge myself to do the most difficult things"
* Canonical Design Team: Developing for Vanilla v1
* Jorge Castro: Kubernetes v1.3.3 for Ubuntu ready for testing
* The Document Foundation welcomes Canonical to the project Advisory Board
* An Ubuntu Touch Lockscreen Refresh
* Ubuntu Touch OTA-12 released
* Canonical News
* In The Press
* In The Blogosphere
* Full Circle Magazine #111
* 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 ==
=== Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 Released ===
Simon Quigley announces the second alpha release of Yakkety Yak.
Developers are encouraged to assist in testing and reporting bugs so
that the release may move out of the alpha stage. Included in the
article are links to download flavor variants of this alpha release.
=== Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) End of Life reached on July 28 2016 ===
Adam Conrad announces that Ubuntu 15.10 reached the end of its nine
month cycle on July 28th. This means that this release will no longer
be supported and that no further package updates will be accepted.
Adam also provides a link to a tutorial for upgrading to the most
recent LTS Ubuntu release.
=== Shih-Yuan Lee: Disable Secure Boot in shim-signed ===
Shih-Yuan Lee blogs about recent Secure Boot enhancements found in the
latest Ubuntu kernel updates. Shih-Yuan shows us how to disable Secure
Boot using shim-signed (secure boot chain-loading bootloader), change
the BIOS, and finally re-enable Secure Boot.
=== Elizabeth K. Joseph: The Official Ubuntu Book, 9th Edition released! ===
Elizabeth K. Joseph tells us about her work with the newly released
9th edition of Official Ubuntu Book. She discusses challenges in
ensuring the book is future-proof and would be correct for two years,
the new chapter on "Ubuntu, Convergence, and Devices of the Future,"
and thanks her co-authors and contributors who helped with this
edition of the book.
=== Canonical Design Team: New starter Raul (UX designer) - "I want to
challenge myself to do the most difficult things" ===
Steph Wilson of Ubuntu Design introduces Raul Alvarez, a new member of
the design team working on the Ubuntu convergence story. Steph asks
Raul some questions so we can get to know him, including projects he's
worked on, what attracted him to Ubuntu and open source, and what UX
means to him.
=== Canonical Design Team: Developing for Vanilla v1 ===
Barry McGee of Ubuntu Design reminds us that Vanilla v1 is scheduled
for an early September 2016 release. Vanilla was created over a year
ago, and currently averages 1500 downloads a month. Barry outlines
what needs to be done between now and the forthcoming major September
=== The Document Foundation welcomes Canonical to the project Advisory Board ===
The Document Foundation announces that Canonical has joined the TDF
projects Advisory Board. Canonical has been an active member since the
early days of the TDF, frequently sponsoring the LibreOffice
Conference, and it is hoped Canonical will aid the presence of free
software (including LibreOffice) inside enterprise and government
Lukasz Zemczak announces the release of OTA-12 to the stable channel
for Ubuntu Touch. He writes, "We have just copied all OTA-12 images to
the stable channels and started the phased upgrade procedures as with
every release. This should take less then a whole day and all users
should see the update on their phones tomorrow at latest."
=== Enough About The Free Windows Upgrades Already, These Alternate
Operating Systems Are Always Free ===
Forbes contributor Marco Chiappetta writes about the Windows 10 offers
and talks about Ubuntu as an alternative to Windows. He writes, "If
you're open to the idea of experimenting with Linux, Ubuntu is an easy
recommendation. Ubuntu is one of the more user friendly Linux
distributions currently available, of which there are many."
Full Circle - the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community
are proud to announce the release of issue one hundred and eleven.
* Command & Conquer
* How-To : Python, Install Software In Debian/Ubuntu, and Program
* Graphics : Inkscape
* Linux Labs: Refurbish An Old Computer
* Book Review: Linux Server Security
* Ubuntu Games: Tomb Raider
=== Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S09E22 - Guide to the Galaxy -
Ubuntu Podcast ===
It's Episode Twenty-Two of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark
Johnson, Alan Pope, Laura Cowen, and Martin Wimpress are here again.
This week the podcast includes news, community news, upcoming events
and "the Snappy Sprint in Germany and visiting nuclear power stations
and the like around the South East of the UK."
The Ubuntu community consists of individuals and teams, working on
different aspects of the distribution, giving advice and technical
support, and helping to promote Ubuntu to a wider audience. No
contribution is too small, and anyone can help. It's your chance to
get in on all the community fun associated with developing and
promoting Ubuntu. http://community.ubuntu.com/contribute/