Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #118


Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #118 for the week February 15, February 21, 2010.

* Arizona Loco Newsletter
* One Hundred Eighteenth Edition
* Powered by Ubuntu
* Wednesday-February 24, 2010
* Arizona Loco Team Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam

* Next meeting: Sunday February 28, 2010 9:00 PM
* Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-az

In This Issue

toddc began with some announcements:

* I will be sitting in for scott_ev and posting his meeting notes since many of our members (including scott_ev) are cruising back from California down I-10 at 90mph err 75 mph and might drop their Internet connection or laptop battery’s run out.

* New member, dbman63, introduced himself and was welcomed to the Team:
“Hi I’m Dana. I’m a Database Administrator @ Intel, and have tinkered a little bit with Linux since Red Hat 7.1, but still consider myself a Newbie.”

* There will be no Human Theme In Ubuntu 10.04 – http://anotherubuntu.blogspot.com/2010/02/no-human-theme-in-ubuntu-1004.html . Mark Shuttleworth: Meta-cycles: 2-3 year major cycles for free software – http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/288 . Interview With Jono by Joe Barker – http://blog.joeb454.com/2010/02/an-interview-with-jono/ . Interview with Dustin Kirkland, Ubuntu Core Developer about encryption in Ubuntu – https://slo-tech.com/clanki/10008en/# . Upcoming Ubuntu Global Jam and your Loco Team – https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Jams , https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGlobalJam/Stories and http://chrisjohnston.org/2010/ubuntu-global-jam-march-2010 . Dell dropping its Ubuntu offerings? – http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/dell-dropping-its-ubuntu-offerings-243 . Univ. of Arizona student builds Ubuntu-Atom powered spider-bot – http://www.neoseeker.com/news/13107-u-of-arizona-student-builds-ubuntu-atom-powered-spider-bot/ . Canonical’s Latest Ubuntu Developer Pitch – http://tinyurl.com/yh8s4l6 .

* Schedule for installfests:
* Feb 27th – UAT, Mar 20 – Escalante,
* Mar 27 – UAT, April 10 Escalante,
* April 24 – UAT,
* April 24 – Licid Release Party – Boulders,
* May 8 – Escalante, May 22 – UAT

We have posted some flyers already and will be posting more this week – http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1399585 and http://www.azloco.com/node/128

* There will be a 10.04 Lucid Lynx release party at Boulders on Broadway in Tempe (http://www.bouldersonbroadway.net/) on the 24th of April. – http://azloco.com/node/120

PLUG and class announcements:

* West Side meeting this Wednesday – http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/346 . PLUG and AZLoCo Installfest at UAT this Saturday – http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/160 . PLUG Devel meeting a week from Thursday – http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/552 . Next PLUG IRC meeting is in two weeks as next Sunday is still in Feb

Read the whole thing at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Newsletters/10February24

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