Archive › April, 2011

My Dream Ubuntu One Feature

I really dig Ubuntu One. I love the file sharing, the music store, the contact syncing, the music streaming, the bookmark syncing…I love how I can fire up a new computer and things get synced and I am good to go. I think the Ubuntu One team though are missing a huge opportunity that could […]

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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Released

Today we released Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, and you can find out more about it and download it here. This has been a ferociously busy cycle and with it we set out with significant, audacious goals. We shipped a new shell, a new media player, significant improvements to Ubuntu One, and we worked hard to […]

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Ubuntu California Natty Release Party

Elizabeth blogged it already, but I thought I would pump it through my loudspeaker too. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday night (28th April at 7.30pm), be sure to head over to the Thirsty Bear (661 Howard Street, San Francisco 94105) to join us for our Ubuntu 11.04 release party. […]

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‘Help Me Be Better’ Meme

I have an idea for something that I think could be a fun little meme. I would like to encourage all of you to join in. All you need is a blog. Let’s face it, none of us are perfect. We all have areas in which we can be better people and learn ways in […]

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Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 Released: Test and Report!

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 is released and this will be the last development release before we unleash the final official lovable Narwhal into the wild on Thu 28th April 2011. This means we have two weeks. Two important weeks for you all to download, test and file bugs. Now, […]

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Hindsight Is Almost 20/20

Recently a friend of mine asked me to contribute to a free book that collates together the experiences of various people involved in Open Source. She asked me to write about what I would tell myself ‘if I knew what I know today’. I was pretty intrigued by this, so was happy to take part, […]

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Community Leadership Summit 2011

The Community Leadership Summit 2011 is the third incarnation of the popular free event designed to bring together community leaders and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. It takes place from 23rd – 24th July 2011 in Portland, Oregon and is the weekend immediately before […]

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Congratulations on GNOME 3!

I am about to head out to the Linux Collaboration Summit, so I won’t be online when GNOME 3 hits the tubes in a few hours, so I just wanted to offer my congratulations in advance to the GNOME 3 team for their wonderful achievement in delivering GNOME 3. As many of you will also […]

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ShipIt Discontinued, Long Live LoCo Teams

Today it was announced that ShipIt, the free CD service that Canonical has been running since the inception of Ubuntu will be discontinued. I know some LoCo Teams may be worried about this, so I wanted to clarify some details right away. Why? – a few reasons. Firstly, CD distribution is not really as effective […]

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Natty In The Final Stretch: A Retrospective

This is a personal post and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of my employer, Canonical. Wow, what a cycle the Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal one has been. When we set out on this mission back in October 2010 there were uncertain waters ahead of us. We were proposing Unity for inclusion in […]

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