Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #113

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #113 for the week January 11, January 17, 2010.

* Arizona Loco Newsletter
* One Hundred Thirteenth Edition
* Powered by Ubuntu
* Wednesday-January 20, 2010
* Arizona Loco Team Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam

* Next meeting: Sunday January 24, 2010 9:00 PM
* Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-az

In This Issue

scott_ev began the meeting by reminding everyone that he is only filling in temporarily until johnc4510 can get back.

scot_ev gave calimer the opportunity to talk about Platinum Arts Sandbox Gamemaker: If you have a few minutes and would like to throw a vote our way it would be much appreciated: http://www.moddb.com/games/platinum-arts-sandbox

scott_ev then gave some announcements: Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released – http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu); Plymouth In Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 – http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Nzg4MQ ; Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 Removes HAL: http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/Ubuntu-10.04-Alpha-2-Removes-HAL ; There will be a 10.04 Lucid Lynx release party at Boulders on Broadway in Tempe on the 24th of April – http://azloco.com/node/120 ; Ubucon at SCaLE8X on Friday, February 19th, 2010 – http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale8x/ ; One of our SCALE 8x speakers, Linux Journal associate editor Shawn Powers suffered a tragedy this morning when he lost his home and family pets due to a house fire. Linux Journal has set up a Chip In site, http://helpshawnpowersfamily.chipin.com/help-shawn-powers-family, where people can donate funds to help Shawn & his family; Announcing Ubuntu User Day – January 23, 2010 – http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserDays for a complete class list and schedule of classes; Tux takes a bow: Linux makes presence known at CES – http://tinyurl.com/yc7wl3q ; My Tracks – awesome GPS software that I use on my Droid – http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/map-your-adventures-with-a-free-gps-mobile-tracker-for-android/ ; Rogue Phishing App Found in Android Marketplace – http://tinyurl.com/yfpryu3 ; Motorola brings Android to your home phone – http://tinyurl.com/yl9ml7l ; Video: Flash 10.1 running on Motorola Droid with 2.0 – http://tinyurl.com/yhnadnf ; Ubuntu v. Macintosh and Windows – http://countrycontemplative.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/1963/ ; Canonical, IBM: Ubuntu Will Counter Windows 7 At Lotusphere – http://www.thevarguy.com/2010/01/14/canonical-ibm-ubuntu-will-counter-windows-7-at-lotusphere/ ;
Restart MythTV via Remote – http://www.baablogic.net/drupal/node/11 ; Amarok 2.2.2 Released – http://blog.lydiapintscher.de/2010/01/11/where-is-the-gold/ ; Call for testing: Cluster components of Ubuntu 10.04 – http://blog.init.hr/?p=69 ; Ubuntu Global Jam coming up. It’s a great way to help Ubuntu get better. – https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam ; Make Firefox a Productivity Powerhouse – http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7672/1.html ; Furious Google throws down gauntlet to China over censorship – http://tinyurl.com/ylpbsrl ; Researchers identify command servers behind Google attack – http://tinyurl.com/y8rcexo ; Tegra 2 supports Ubuntu Linux: Interested in touchscreen technology? – http://soltesza.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/tegra-2-supports-ubuntu-linux/

xHans gave PLUG and class announcements: Classes start this week. C++ and intro to GNU/Linux start Tuesday. Other classes as well. http://www.LuftHans.com/Classes ; Both Valley Stammtische this week, Tempe on Tuesday – http://www.LuftHans.com/Free_Software_Stammtisch#Tempe , Avondale/Goodyear on Wednesday – http://www.LuftHans.com/Free_Software_Stammtisch#Avondale ; West Side meeting a week from Wednesday. Topic is PCI compliance – http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/347 ; PLUG/LoCo Installfest a week from Saturday – http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/158

Read the whole thing at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Newsletters/10January20

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