Announced on the Ubuntu devel mailing list by Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical, Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron, LTS (Desktop) release will reach its end-of-life support on May 12, 2011. Stewart says in the announcement, "Ubuntu announced its 8.04 Desktop release almost 36 months ago, on April 24, 2008. For the LTS Desktop releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 36 months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 8.04 Deskto... more »
What's in a name? That which we call Ubuntu by any other name...Ok so it's a corny use of Shakespeare's quote "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." However in the case of Ubuntu 10.04, codenamed Lucid Lynx I'd have to say helping out an endanger species was all in the name.Over on the Canonical Website you can read about how the Ubuntu Community with matching funds from Canonical of up to $1004.00 USD is helping save lives - lives of t... more »
Ubuntu Open Week – Lucid Lynx, kicked off this week in the syncopated rhythm of the 6 month cadence that Ubuntu Users have come to march and tap their keyboards too. Ubuntu Open Week serves to drum up enthusiasm, encouragement, and education resources for users, contributors and developers alike. Today's band of merry music makers consisted of the Jorge Casto, David Planella, Daniel Holbach, Stuart Langridge, Dustin Kirkland and Mike Basinger. However, the melody of instruction and informatio... more »
Just announced on the ubuntu-announce mailing list -- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS released Below is the announcement in full: The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long-Term Support). This release incorporates the Desktop Edition and the Server Edition. The Server Edition can be used on physical servers, on Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), and on Amazon's EC2 public cloud. Codenamed "Lucid Lynx", 10.04 LTS continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greate... more »
Earlier today, I had the opportunity to speak with Billy Cina, Director of Training for Canonical. In this phone interview I gleaned a preview of significant changes being made to -- The Ubuntu Certified Professional certification (UCP) course -- expect to see this announced on Thursday, April 22, 2010.Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, is due to release on April 29th, 2010 with a new look, a lighter feel, faster boot times, but as you... more »
On January 26, Rick Spencer, Canonical's Desktop Manager, announced via the ubuntu-desktop mailing list that Ubuntu 10.04 would be switching to Yahoo as it's default search provider inside Firefox. In this email Rick expressed the following:"...I am writing to apprise you of two small but important changes coming to Firefox in Lucid. ...Change #1 In Lucid, the default home page will respect the search provider set... more »
What to help Triage some bugs? Take a look at the announcement Pedro Villavicencio Garrido sent to the bugsquad mailing list about today's opportunity for you to help!  Fellow Ubuntu Triagers! This week's Bug Day target is *drum roll please* Ubuntu Translations! * 44 New bugs need a hug * 18 Incomplete bugs need a status check * 58 Confirmed bugs need a review Bookmark it, add it to your calendars, turn ov... more »
Part two of the seven-part series introducing you to the Canonical Platform Team in Where Karmic's Karma Comes From . In part one of this series, we met Robbie Williamson of the Foundations and Security team. In part two we ear from David Mandala, the Canonical Mobile Team Manager. Amber Graner: Could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do at Canonical and for the Ubuntu Project?David Mandala: I'm David Mandala, Manager of the Ubuntu Mobile team for Canonical. I... more »
In the first of a seven-part series on Where Karmic's Karma Comes From , I'd like to introduce you to the managers of the Canonical Platform Team. The Platform Team is made up of the following teams: Foundations, Kernel, Desktop, QA, Mobile, Community, and Server. In this first interview, Robbie Williamson, the Ubuntu's Foundations Team Manager, discusses what's coming out in Karmic Koala and what we can expect in the Lucid Lynx release. As the October 29th release of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Kao... more »
Hi Everyone! What a thrill it is to have another place to share things about the Ubuntu Community. With the launch of Ubuntu User magazine back in May 2009, I have felt like the gap between the developer community and the end user is closing and the reality of one blended community is just around the corner. So let's talk a little about the events that are happening in and around the community. These events need people like you to jump in and get involved. Ubuntu Global Jam Weekend was... more »

Follow along as Ubuntu enthusiast and Community organizer Amber Graner helps put the "You" in Ubuntu.

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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