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[News] Report on the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Ubuntu Community News

  • Subject: [News] Report on the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Ubuntu Community News
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2007 07:54:00 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 64

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| Ubuntu Developer Summit
| Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) for Hardy Heron was held in Cambridge, 
| Massachusetts. The sessions fell under certain tracks, like Community, 
| Kernel, Platform, Server, Mobile, QA, and Desktop.  



A look at Ubuntu and Kubuntu 7.10 (by Chris Smart)

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| This new release of Ubuntu is the most user friendly and well supported Linux 
| distribution I've ever used. Most hardware seems to just work out of the box 
| with the help of the their restricted driver manager. The system is very 
| configurable and well integrated. The inclusion of Compiz is a welcome 
| enhancement and other new features such as Tracker for desktop search 
| technology take the system up a whole new notch of usability. It's not there 
| yet, of course, but for me this release certainly improves on the firm base 
| set down by previous releases. My MacBook has never been happier, except for 
| maybe the battery which is sure to get a bigger work out with all these fancy 
| new features.         
| Ubuntu - 9 "Smarties" out of 10.
| Kubuntu - 8.5 "Smarties" out of 10.


In-Depth Roadmap Analysis For Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04

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| The Hardy Heron Roadmap has over 130 new ideas that have been proposed thus 
| far.  I’ve examined each one of these ideas in detail, threw out the ones 
| that weren’t interesting to me, wrote an explanation for each, and sorted the 
| list into three categories:    
|    1. User Experience,
|    2. Networking and Security,
|    3. Support


Divining from the Entrails of Ubuntu's Gutsy Gibbon

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| According to the 2007 DesktopLinux.com survey, Ubuntu is the distribution of 
| choice for 30% of GNU/Linux users. The exact figure is questionable, but 
| Ubuntu's dominance is not. For an increasing number of people, Ubuntu is 
| GNU/Linux. Yet, looking at the pre-releases of Gutsy Gibbon, Ubuntu 7.10, I 
| found myself becoming disturbed by the degree to which this popularity has 
| translated into uncritical acceptance.     


Educating GNU/Linux users

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| More – if you know more than somebody, as Ubuntu’s developers obviously do, 
| you have an obligation to give them the opportunity. To do otherwise is to 
| dismiss the average person as willfully ignorant. Possibly, I’m naive, but 
| I’m not quite ready to regard others that way.   
| Anyway, which came first: operating systems like Windows that prevent people 
| from learning about their computers, or users who were fixated on 
| accomplishing specific tasks. If computer users are task-oriented, at least 
| some of the time, the reason could be that they’re conditioned to be so. 
| Perhaps they’ve learned from Windows that prying into the inner workings of 
| their computer is awkward and difficult. We don’t really know how many users 
| will want to learn more, given the opportunity.       


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