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Join Us At the Ubuntu Developer Summit This Week!

This week the Ubuntu Developer Summit is taking place in Copenhagen from Monday – Thursday. This is the event where we plan the features and goals for the next release of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. Unfortunately I won’t be there in person this week in person as my wife, Erica, and I are expecting […]

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Ubuntu Core On The Nexus 7

A core goal for Ubuntu 13.04 is to get Ubuntu running on a Nexus 7 tablet. To be clear, this is not going to be a tablet Unity interface running on the 8/16GB Nexus 7, but instead will focus on getting the current Ubuntu Desktop running on the Nexus so that we can ensure pieces […]

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The Genesis Of Free Software Projects

Regarding Mark’s post about participating in private projects, I just wanted to weigh in on a few things. First, let’s take a look at how Ubuntu is developed today. Like other Linux distributions, we take a range of upstream components and assemble them together into an integrated system. Throughout this integration work our community actively […]

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Ubuntu 12.10

After a busy six month release cycle, we can all step back and look at the result of our efforts with Ubuntu 12.10. Many people from all around the world, from all walks of life, each bringing their own passion and talent, all contributed to this release. Thank-you for your wonderful contributions; if it wasn’t […]

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Growing Our Design Community

As we build towards to the next Ubuntu Developer Summit in a few weeks, we have been getting our blueprints and plans in place to have a comprehensive set of discussions at the event. Unfortunately I won’t be there, fortunately due to an impending bundle of baby joy that will be entering my life, but […]

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Ubuntu Server Community, You Rule

A few days ago Stuart Langridge and I upgraded a machine from 8.04 LTS to 10.04 LTS and then from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS, all over SSH. Both upgrades ran without a hitch. We simply ran do-release-upgrade and everything worked great. Upgrading from a four-year old installation to a current installation with no problem […]

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Further Online Dash Clarifications

Recently there has been some concerns in our community about the online dash search feature, and these concerns have been orientated around the privacy of your data, the legal requirements for how this data is handled, and the effectiveness of the search. These concerns have been taken very seriously inside Canonical and there has been […]

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DVDs For Approved LoCo Teams

Just a quick note for our wonderful worldwide collection of LoCo Teams…you can find out how to order your Ubuntu 12.10 DVDs right here. We look forward to hearing about the wonderful work you are doing to share the DVDs with people. Rock on.

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Easier Financial Contributions To Ubuntu

I just want to let you folks know about a new addition to For a long time now, many of our users have wanted to financially contribute to the Ubuntu project. For some of our users who don’t have the time to contribute in other areas (such as development, documentation, translations etc), this provides […]

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24 Hours Later. £5133.70 Raised.

Over the last 24 hours the Canonical Community Team spent an entire 24-hour period together working, interviewing community members, planning further work, and fund-raising for our six charities; Oxfam (Daniel Holbach), Greenpeace (David Planella), Little Kids Rock! (Jorge Castro), Autism Research Trust (Michael Hall), WaterAid (Nicholas Skaggs), and Homeless International (Myself). I am delighted to […]

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