Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #83

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #83 for the week February 23, March 1.

* Arizona Loco Newsletter
* Eighty Third Edition
* Powered by Ubuntu
* Wednesday-March 4, 2009
* Arizona Loco Team Wiki: AZ Team Wiki

* Next meeting: Sunday March 8, 2009 9:00 PM
* Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-az

In This Issue:

Convert Them to Ubuntu with Wubi! Part 2: The Easier Softer Faster Way.

Ok, I'm going to assume that you've already read Part 1. If that is so, you're going to love this because most of the previous info applies. Instead of downloading Wubi, create a USB Startup Disk. Wubi will be on the drive. Once this is completed, the USB drive can be used to do the wubi install described in Part 1 with one significant difference; you will not need to download all the files as they will be on the USB thumb drive already.

Creating the USB Startup Drive is a very simple procedure by itself:

Launch the USB Startup Disk creator tool from System->Administration->Create a USB startup disk.


Convert Them to Ubuntu with Wubi! Part 1

If you know someone that is interested in Ubuntu Linux but not ready to make a commitment to changing over all at once, Wubi makes for a great introduction to Ubuntu and a simple way to run both Operating Systems until a decision can be made. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu like any other Windows application. You get the benefits of using a LiveCD without the slow speed inherent in them. It's simple and safe: there's no need to burn a CD/DVD. Wubi doesn't require any partition modification, or special drivers. It's very safe because it keeps most of the files in one folder. Best of all, Wubi and Ubuntu are free and functional and without the aggravation of activation or restrictions on it's use.


Team Meeting 3/1/09

Great team meeting last night!! Craig will have the team newsletter out on Wednesday so you can get all the particulars. After some announcements, we got into the heart of the meeting. The talk mostly centered around the servers. Now that this site is up and running, we want to move forward to the next round of development for our website.

Plug Westside Meeting Feb 25th 2009

The Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) had their Westside meeting today. I attended it like I have been for the last couple of meetings. Several members had recently gone to SCALE in California, so most of the meeting was devoted to talking about what they did there. They said that it was a great learning experience, and a great way to meet many people that use free software. Hans even gave a presentation at SCALE which he went through with us. They are planning on going back next year and invite anyone that is interested to go along with them.

Woo Hoo!

I figured I should post something here before johnc4510 got after me. hee hee. Well. We did a lot of work on this site, and hope that everyone enjoys it. Hopefully johnc4510 doesn't break it again. :) Well. I think that's all that I have for now, so everyone have fun.


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