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== General Community News ==
=== Extended Security Maintenance for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) began April 25 2019 ===
Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, confirms Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "basic" support has ended. Shortly the images will be archived with the primary archive moving to old-releases. We are reminded that for those who must remain on the 14.04 release Canonical offers Extended Security Support through Ubuntu Advantage. Adam provides links for further details and to general support.
=== Erich Eickmeyer: My Linux Fest Northwest 2019 Story ===
Erich Eickmeyer writes of the Linux Fest Northwest 2019 experience held again at the campus of Bellevue Technical College. Though Erich’s focus was presenting Ubuntu Studio, notable mentions are made of the contributions to the event from Valorie Zimmerman, Simon Quigley, Dustin Krysak, Alan Pope, and Martin Wimpress.
=== Mark Shuttleworth sees increased demand for enterprise Ubuntu Linux desktop ===
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols summarizes a conversation with Mark Shuttleworth during the Open Infrastructure Summit. Of note is Canonical actively supporting the desktop for commercial enterprises in the realm of artificial intelligence development. Additionally, the adoption of GNOME 3 desktop is exposed, and Steven touches on the structure for a Canonical IPO, quoting several of Mark's comments.
=== Shuttleworth Tells OpenStack to Keep Its Focus on the Cloud ===
Sean Michael Kerner comments on Mark Shuttleworth's keynote address at the Open Infrastructure Summit. Sean focuses our attention on Canonical's deployment of Ubuntu Infrastructure Advantage as the means to unify IoT support strategies. While OpenStack is the cornerstone in cloud platforms, the Advantage program consolidates the various infrastructure technologies.
=== Ubuntu 19.10 to Be Released on October 17th, Now Open for Development ===
Marius Nestor reports that 19.10 has officially entered development and tells of updated components and some changes in the architectures. Marius provides the release schedule and advises that the final is expected to ship with GNOME 3.34 and maybe the Linux 5.3 kernel series.
=== The Official Ubuntu Merch Shop Has Closed Down ===
Joey Sneddon writes of the abrupt closure of the Ubuntu Store, Joey talks of the emergence of the store and the products that were offered. No details are available for the reasons behind the closure, but, we are assured by Canonical’s Alan Pope "there will be a way to continue to buy official merchandise".
=== Are You a Dev? Take the Dell Ubuntu Developer Survey ===
Joey Sneddon informs us of a coalition between Dell and Canonical to determine the needs of the developer community. A survey has been made available to help in "creating hardware and software that meet the needs of those users". The survey is open until Friday 31 May 2019 and it is expected that the results will be made public.
"This week we look at fixes from the past two weeks including BIND, NTFS-3G, Dovecot, Pacemaker and more, plus we follow up last episodes IoT security discussion with Joe McManus talking about Ubuntu Core. Finally we cover the release of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo and the transition of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr to Extended Security Maintenance."
=== Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: S01E55 – Inundações Nucleares ===
"O David está de volta! Mas também há inúmeras novidades no Ubuntiverso, incluindo no UBports e LXD. Falámos ainda de OpenStack, Juju, MAAS, Yubikey, gestão de passwords, inundações, explosões nucleares, Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, Kaidan, Kirigami 2, Ubuntu Touch OTA-9 e claro uma muito recheada agenda de eventos em Portugal."
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