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Issue 15: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" Unveiled

What's new in the latest Ubuntu? We'll tell you what to expect in Ubuntu 12.10. We also take an in-depth look at bitcoin, a virtual currency with real potential, and we interview Will Cook, product manager for Ubuntu TV.

Table of Contents

  • Letter from the Editor: Ubuntu 12.10 Web apps add convenience but also raise security and privacy concerns.
  • Table of Contents
  • Who We All Are: Jono Bacon explains how to participate remotely at UDS.
  • News
  • David Planella Interview: Ubuntu App Developers Liaison David Planella explains how you can submit the next killer app.

Features:

  • New in Ubuntu 12.10: Ubuntu 12.10 delivers noticeable changes on the desktop.
  • Interview with Will Cook: Will we ever see an Ubuntu TV? Product manager Will Cook updates us on Ubuntu TV development.
  • Bitcoin Basics: Virtual currency isn't just for hackers anymore.
  • Bitcoin Miner: Did you know that you can mine for bitcoins with Ubuntu?
  • Bitcoin Clients: We look at four bitcoin clients with different wallet concepts.
  • Ubuntu Showroom: Learn about seven cool little apps for Ubuntu: Deltify, Steadyflow, Postr, Hatchet, Lightread, Fogger, and GShutdown.

Know-How:

  • Firefox Extensions: We check out six extensions to turbocharge Firefox.
  • Answerbuntu: Get answers to Ubuntu questions.
  • LLVMpipe: Learn about Unity 2D replacement LLVMpipe.
  • Python Workshop: Our new series gets you started with Python programming.
  • Ubuntu's App Strategy: Developers can upload apps to Software Center, quickly and easily.
  • Shortcuts: Learn convenient NetworkManager terminal commands.

Desktop:

  • Geotagging Photos: We show you three tools for organizing photos geographically.
  • jKiwi Virtual Makeovers: Give yourself a virtual makeover with the jKiwi program.
  • Sweet Home 3D: Rearrange your house with Sweet Home 3D, a fun and free virtualization program.
  • RipperX: Burn audio CDs with RipperX.
  • Trip to Ghana: Learn about a program delivering Edubuntu to Ghana.
  • Apache CloudStack: Get started with Apache CloudStack on Ubuntu.

Discovery Guide:

  • Installing Ubuntu 12.10
  • Network and Updates
  • Package Management
  • Multimedia
  • Tips and Tricks

Sample Articles

Editorial: Progress vs. Privacy

After I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I briefly considered settling in and enjoying the Long Term Support instead of jumping into each new release. Then Ubuntu 12.10 rolled out and, like many Ubuntu users, I had to check it out.

003-003_Welcome.pdf 112.80 kB

Table of Contents

What's new in the latest Ubuntu? We'll tell you what to expect in Ubuntu 12.10. We also take an in-depth look at bitcoin, a virtual currency with real potential, and we interview Will Cook, product manager for Ubuntu TV.

004-005_TOC.pdf 855.48 kB

UDS: Wish You Were Here

For the uninitiated, the Ubuntu Developer Summit, known as UDS, is the primary place in which we discuss, debate, and design the next version of Ubuntu, in this case, Ubuntu 13.04. How can you participate from home? Jono Bacon explains.

006-006_jono.pdf 194.90 kB

Answerbuntu

Q&A with Ubuntu Forums admin Mike Basinger

044-045_answerbuntu.pdf 478.23 kB

Geotagging: Organizing Photos Geographically

Thanks to affordable digital cameras and smartphones, many vacation photoshoots end up on memory cards. Unfortunately, only a few camera models actually record the location where the photos were taken. We look at three specialized programs that do the job.

058-061_geotagging.pdf 798.35 kB

Edubuntu in Ghana

In issue 14, we interviewed O’Reilly Open Source Award recipient Elizabeth “Lyz” Krumbach. Recently Lyz went to Ghana to help deploy donated Edubuntu computers in area schools. She shares what her team learned from the experience.

070-073_edubuntu.pdf 1.30 MB

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