Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical announces the availability of Ubuntu 11.10. Below is the release announcement in full from the Ubuntu-announce mailing list. "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." - Victor Hugo The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 11.10, code-named "Oneiric Ocelot". 11.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribu... more »
In this continuing series on Ubuntu One, Amber Graner talks to Roberto Alsina, Manager for the Ubuntu One Desktop Engineering Team in Online Services at Canonical. Alsina discusses what his as well as his team’s role is in reference to Ubuntu One; what he is personally looking forward to in the Ubuntu 11.10 release and shares improvements scheduled for the 12.04 LTS release. Alsina gives links to the documentation on t... more »
John Lenton: Photo by mbp In this continuing Ubuntu One interview series, Amber Graner talks to John Lenton, Senior Engineering Manager for Ubuntu One. Lenton give a little about his history with FOSS and how he found his way to Canonical. He addresses reader comments about the Ubuntu One proxy issue and gives users and developers links and information on how to participate in the Ubuntu One project and more.Amber Gra... more »
Ubuntu users want to know more about the Ubuntu release process and with the Ubuntu 11.10 Feature Freeze milestone accomplished, Amber Graner catches up with Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manger at Canonical, to talk about the ends and outs of the release process and more.Thanks Kate! Let's get started.Amber Graner: Could you please introduce yourself and tell me a little about what you do at Canonical and for the Ubuntu Project?... more »
Victor Palau, Platform Services Manager at Canonical, announces a new open hardware validation program being developed at the upcoming UDS-O in Budapest called "Ubuntu Friendly"."We are planning substantial change to our Self-testing hardware validation programme at UDS-O. Mainly, we are discontinuing the commercial Ubuntu Ready programme and replacing it with a community programme that has the working title “Ubuntu Friendly”," writes Palau.According to the blueprint, Ubun... more »
With less than one week until the release of Ubuntu 11.04, Jorge Castro of the Ubuntu community team decided to compile "The Power User's Guide to Unity" which answers many questions and offers users various howto videos, FAQs, information on lenses and more in one easy to find location.In regards to what Unity offers end users, Castro said, "I believe new users will enjoy the look and feel of the simplified desktop while advanced users will appreciate the integrated search and... more »
Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical, announced in an email to the Ubuntu devel announce mailing list that the Beta 2 of Ubuntu 11.04 was ready and now available for download. This is the last Beta before final release and 11.04 will move from Beta to Final release on April 28th with no planned Release Candidate for this cycle. I've included in total Stewart's email to the mailing list. The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2. Codenamed "... more »
Gerry Carr of Canonical made the announcement on the Canonical Blog yesterday stating, "It’s with some regret that we are announcing the end of the ShipIt Programme and the CD distributor programme." Carr notes that Canonical has shipped millions of free CDs throughout the years to millions of people in every country in the world. However, over the last two years Canonical began to limit the number of CDs per... more »
Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical announced Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 (Natty Narwhal) release on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list. Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 is now available for download and details on this Beta release can be found below in the full release announcement.   The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 beta. Codenamed "Natty Narwhal", 11.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source te... more »
Ahmed Kamal of the Ubuntu Community Team at Canonical is hosting the first online Ubuntu Cloud Days event this week on March 23 and 24, 2011.What you can expect to learn at Ubuntu Cloud DaysUsers who are interested in using Ubuntu Server on the Cloud and want to know more about it can find out more during the Ubuntu Cloud Days event.During the Ubuntu Cloud Days Event users can expect to find out more about: Answering... more »

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Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member and organizer who encourages everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Ubuntu and Open Source. With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone in the Ubuntu community – regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof). She is constantly looking for people, places, and events within the Ubuntu community that help inspire Ubuntu users to participate actively within the Ubuntu community. Email Amber at amber AT ubuntu-user DOT com.

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