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== General Community News ==
=== Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical - OpenStack Summit 2017 ===
Mark Shuttleworth had a presentation at OpenStack Summit. You can check
the video here:
=== Kubuntu: 17.10 Wallpaper Contest! Call for artists ===
Kubuntu have their first wallpaper contest for the 17.10 Artful Aardvark
release, and it's open to any user. Submissions are to be made by flickr
and full details provided, with a June 8 2017 deadline.
=== Valorie Zimmerman: Google Summer of Code students are announced
Valorie Zimmerman tell us that the Google Summer of Code students have
been announced and informs us what the students be working on. The
coding period starts May 30, with Valorie asking us to look out for
student blogs and posts, and welcome and aid them during this community
=== Marcos Costales: A new hope for Ubuntu Phone: The community ===
Marcos Costales writes about Ubuntu Phone providing a link to
instructions on how to open a new store on your Ubuntu Phone. This new
openStore will continue after Canonical closes the original current
store. Further Marcos tells us of a new 0.70 release uNav available in
the new openStore.
Aaron Honeycutt tells us about the recent LinuxFest NorthWest 2017. The
Ubuntu was manned by Valorie (Kubuntu), Simon (Kubuntu/Lubuntu) with
Martin Wimpress (Ubuntu-Mate) there too. Aaron provides photos and some
details of what occurs, with thanks to the Ubuntu Community for helping
make this happen.
=== Post Unity 8 Ubuntu shock? Relax, Linux has been here before ===
Scott Gilbertson of TheRegister writes following the recent events at
Canonical, that it's not a first; other companies have done this before.
Scott provides clues as to where he believes Canonical will be spending
its efforts and his expected outcomes for Ubuntu.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols from ZDNet writes about the OpenStack Summit
interview of Mark Shuttleworth. The reason for Mark Shuttleworth's
recent changes within Canonical is to prepare it for IPO, which is
undated, but will be sooner rather than later.
Chris Thornett gives an in depth opinion piece on recent events within
Canonical. From Canonical's U-turn on Unity, reducing staff numbers
through to seeking external investors leading to an IPO in four years.
Much detail including how it affected employees is provided because of
leaks from employees.
=== Microsoft Announces Linux Subsystem for Windows Server ===
Bogdan Popa of Softpedia tells us that Microsoft have announced at Build
this week, that Ubuntu, Fedora and SUSE are coming to the Windows Store.
Further the Windows Subsystem for Linux is coming to Windows Server
later in the year.
=== Meet the Slimbook Excalibur, a 15" Aluminum Linux Laptop ===
Joey Sneddon of OMG! Ubuntu tells us about the Slimbook from a Spanish
computer company. Joey provides specs and some options available,
including a choice of Ubuntu, KDE Neon or other OSes. Finally prices are
listed with a note that prices are expected to rise May 25th.
=== The Dell Precision 5520 lets you get to work in Ubuntu 16.04 ===
Alex Campbell at PCWorld provides his review of the Dell Precision 5520
laptop shipping with Ubuntu. Alex outlines issues with arrival followed
by fix, then moves to describing the laptop including specs, numerous
benchmarks and many opinions and findings.
=== Canonical Developer Works on Bringing Snap Support to Raspberry Pi's
Marius Nestor of Softpedia informs us that Simon Fels of Canonical has
announced that he's working on bringing the Snappy daemon to the
Raspbian OS for Raspberry Pis. A brief intro to Snaps is provided,
before moving to telling us about Raspbian, and Simon's desire to have
testers test it. Details on adding Snapd to Raspbian system is provided.
=== Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is a 2K Ubuntu Laptop for $329 ===
Joey Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! Writes about the lapbook that Chinese
computer company Chuwi is planning to release. With impressive specs at
an even more impressing price, this lapbook looks promising.
Leo Arias hosts another Testing Day session, and is joined by Kyle
Fazzari and Zygmunt Krynicki. This testing day features Aaron Honeycutt
from the Kubuntu team. They talk about how you can test Kubuntu, and
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