* Mobile World Congress 2016, Day 1, 2, 3, and 4 Recaps
* Ubuntu Stats
* New leader votes from the Korean team and summary of activities for the past two years
* LoCo Events
* Simon Raffeiner - Mir and graphics on Ubuntu Core
* Leo Arias - Call for testing: MySQL
* Simon Raffeiner: MWC Interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, Alan Pope, Pauline Buth and Martin Wimpress on the UbuntuFun Podcast
* Canonical Design Team: Hack day 2
* Canonical Design Team: February's reading list
* Forums Council: Forum Council Additions
* Canonical Design Team: Securing our sites with HTTPS
* Ubuntu Cloud News
* New video demos Ubuntu Personal 16.04 on Aquaris M10 tablet
* Canonical News
* In The Blogosphere
* Featured Audio and Video
* Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
* Upcoming Meetings and Events
* Updates and Security for 12.04, 14.04, 16.04, and 16.10
* And much more!
== General Community News ==
=== Mobile World Congress 2016, Day 1, 2, 3, and 4 Recaps ===
Christopher Wilder reports on the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event which took place in Barcelona, Spain between 27th February and 2nd March. He takes a look at what he saw being demonstrated on each day of the event including Software Defined Radios, the DAQRI Smart Helmet, many items of innovative IoT and Customer Premise Equipment, Ubuntu OpenStack and Juju. Christopher also shows us several photographs which were taken during the four day event.
=== New leader votes from the Korean team and summary of activities for the past two years ===
Taehee Jang updates us on the status of the Korean LoCo team, writing about the new representative and some accomplishments that the Korean team is proud of. He looks forward to a bright future for the team, and says: "I think we should focus on development and contribution from now on."
=== Simon Raffeiner - Mir and graphics on Ubuntu Core ===
Simon Raffeiner tells us about installing Mir on an Ubuntu Core installation. A video is provided, as well as description of Mir (and a comparison with Wayland) with Simon assuming you're familiar with basic management. Lots of screenshots and examples are included.
Leo Arias announces that the latest beta versions of the MySQL Community snap are available and ready to be tested. This includes both 8.0 and 5.7 versions of the snap which need testing in all current versions and flavors of Ubuntu. Leo links to a testing guide and instructions.
=== Simon Raffeiner: MWC Interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, Alan Pope, Pauline Buth and Martin Wimpress on the UbuntuFun Podcast ===
Simon Raffeiner briefly writes about the Mobile World Congress, sharing a link to an UbuntuFun[.de] 40 minute podcast featuring interviews with Mark Shuttleworth, Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, and Pauline Buth.
Anthony Dillon of Canonical's Design Team writes about the second Hack day of the web team. Anthony describes the approach to the day, plus what each team worked on and what was achieved. Photos and a simplified-dash included. He says that the hack day was successful.
The Forum Council welcomes two new members, QIII and oldos2er, to the Forum Council after being two members short of a full council for some time. They also list the current breakdown of forum staff and share a link to where the full list can be found. The Council also thanks DuckHook and Wild Man for stepping up to Super Moderator positions.
=== Canonical Design Team: Securing our sites with HTTPS ===
Robin Winslow tells us that the Design Team have been making an effort to secure all of their websites with HTTPS. He explains why this has become necessary, and lists the sites that have been HTTPS enabled. Robin adds that they hope to enable the remaining sites in the coming months.
C de-Avillez tells us that two IRC members have completed their terms and thus an election is coming. A link to the IRC Council charter is provided along with a summary of the election process, and a note regarding voting for the Ubuntu IRC Members Team.
=== New video demos Ubuntu Personal 16.04 on Aquaris M10 tablet ===
Sturmflut discusses a new German YouTube video from the "Warum Linux Besser Ist" channel that talks about installing an alpha stage release of Ubuntu Personal 16.04 on the bq Aquaris M10 FHD tablet. The video includes information on the flashing tool, the setup wizard, and some of the installed applications, to show what works and what still needs improvement.
=== Ubuntu Snappy Core Linux OS Now Runs on Technologic Systems' i.MX6-Based TS-4900 ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us that Canonical announced a new partnership with Technologic Systems Inc. to deliver the TS-4900 computer on module (CoM) running Ubuntu Snappy Core 16. The TS-4900 is a fanless device with optional quad-core i.MX6, selectable ram with onboard WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, USB, SATA and PCIe ports. Marius shares a link to Technologic website, and includes some photos of the device.
=== MWC 2017: Dell's New Edge Gateway 3000 Series Are Powered by Ubuntu Core 16 ===
Marius Nestor of Softpedia reports that at MWC 2017, Canonical announced Dell's Edge Gateway 3000, with three models on display running Ubuntu Snappy Core. The first model being a general-purpose device for energy management and industrial automation, the second for logistics and transportation, and the third for IoT from media to point-of-sale.
Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! introduces us to the NanoPi M1 Plus which costs $30, is 2/3rds the size of a Pi, and will run Ubuntu Core or Ubuntu MATE. It includes a quad-core A7 cpu, gpu, 1gb ram, on-board Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR receiver, mic, reset and power buttons. Ports include audio, HDMI, USBs, gigabit ethernet and MicroSD slot, but the $30 price-tag is expected to rise.
=== The New System76 Galago Pro is a Potential Macbook Killer ===
Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu! tell us about the slim new Galago Pro laptop from System76. The Galago Pro is a slim lightweight laptop in a aluminum alloy case powered by Intel's Kaby Lake processors with up to 32GB RAM and 13.5-inch HiDPI IPS display. With SD card slot, 2 USB 3.0 ports plus USB type-C port, microphone, audio, full-size HDMI and mini-Display port included. Video and link provided, with the laptop expected in April 2017.
=== Ubuntu Testing Day - testing games, a.k.a. just playing ===
Leo Arias hosts another Testing Day session and is joined by Kyle Fazzari and Alan Pope. This week the focus is on packaging games as snaps. As usual the team answer questions that are put to them on IRC.
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