* Announcing the new Ubuntu Community Council
* Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Final Beta released
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* Dustin Kirkland: Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey
* Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful (Continued)
* Kubuntu Team: Call for design: Artful Banner for Kubuntu.org website
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== General Community News ==
=== Announcing the new Ubuntu Community Council ===
Daniel Holbach announces the results of the recent election for the seats on the Ubuntu Community Council on which Anis El Acheche, Leo Arias, Marco Ceppi, Aaron Honeycutt, Walter Lapchynksi, Jose Antonio Rey, and Martin Wimpress will serve for the next two years. He thanks all the nominees and voters.
=== Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Final Beta released ===
Lukasz Zemczak, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, announces the release of Ubuntu 17.10 Final Beta. He lists the flavors that have participated in the release, tells us from where we can download the ISO images, and help with development of Ubuntu by providing bug reports and feedback.
=== Dustin Kirkland: Results of the Ubuntu Desktop Applications Survey ===
Dustin Kirkland writes about the recently held UbuCon Europe conference at Paris. He had delivered the closing keynote address at the event, talking in length about the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Default Desktop Application Survey and the inputs thereof. He also hints about a potential change in the Ubuntu Desktop experience, in closing.
=== Kubuntu Team: Call for design: Artful Banner for Kubuntu.org website ===
In a brief post, the Kubuntu Team writes about the need for a new banner on Kubuntu.org for the upcoming release, and provides details about how to submit any banners, writing, "We need a new banner for the website, and invite artists and designers to submit designs to us based on the Plasma wallpaper and perhaps the mascot design."
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