Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #115

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #115 for the week January 25, January 31, 2010.

* Arizona Loco Newsletter
* One Hundred Fifteenth Edition
* Powered by Ubuntu
* Wednesday-February 3, 2010
* Arizona Loco Team Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam

* Next meeting: Sunday February 7, 2010 9:00 PM
* Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-us-az

In This Issue

scott_ev began the meeting by reminding everyone that he is only filling in temporarily until johnc4510 can get back.

New members introduced themselves and were welcomed to the Team:
* Doorman352: I'm new to Linux but been doing Microsoft since DOS, I manage a small WAn in two states using Microsoft software and am here to learn Linux.
* Crymson: Well I've been a Windows guy since I started using computers, I got to talking to my fiancee's parents friends and azteech gave me some linux info and a live cd and the magazine to go with it and invited me to join in here if i needed anything and what not.

scott_ev then gave some announcements: What Individuals Can Do For Their LoCo Team - http://ubuntu-us.org/?q=node/14366 . 5 reasons why Ubuntu Lucid Lynx may be a game changing release - http://www.ghabuntu.com/2010/01/5-reasons-why-ubuntu-lucid-lynx-may-be.html . Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx Alpha 2 Released - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-2/ (Ubuntu) . Ubuntu's default search engine to change in deal with Yahoo - http://tinyurl.com/yabprov . Ubuntu Unleashed 2010 Edition Review - http://www.thelinuxblog.com/ubuntu-unleased-2010-edition-revie/ . Yahoo Pays Canonical, Now They're The Ubuntu Default - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NzkyNg . Firefox 3.6 STABLE Ubuntu Repository (PPA) - http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/firefox-36-stable-ubuntu-repository-ppa.html . Ubuntu – The Kaizen Of Computing - http://linuxmagazines.com/ubuntu-the-kaizen-of-computing/ . Second Lucid Lynx alpha said to offer 15-second start-ups - http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3445113727.html . Web Based Ubuntu And Debian Custom Installation / Live CD Creation Service - http://www.webupd8.org/2010/01/web-based-ubuntu-and-debian-custom.html .

We may have a chance to move the venue of the monthly installfest that has been at UAT for the last 1 1/2 yrs. If it happens, there's a good chance of it being advertised on TV and in the newspaper: it would be promoted by the city of Tempe.

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. Boulders on Broadway has a room upstairs that we will have all to ourselves. - http://azloco.com/node/120

I'm proud to announce an Ubucon at SCaLE8X on Friday, February 19th, 2010. And Ubucon is part of it. The Expo is held at the Westin LAX. map: http://tinyurl.com/yacqsst .

I need a volunteer to moderate the meeting on that Sunday night as I won't be home in time to prepare for or attend the meeting.

PLUG and class announcements: PLUG devel this Thursday - http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/553 . PLUG planning IRC meeting next Sunday the hour before the AZLoCo mtg - http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/2273 . PLUG security hackfest a week from Tuesday - http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/2135 . PLUG east side a week from Thursday - http://PLUG.phoenix.az.us/node/164 . As scott_ev already mentioned, SCaLE 8x is coming up. I highly suggest we all work together on ride-sharing and room-sharing. http://lists.plug.phoenix.az.us/lurker/message/20100125.030435.571b7f98....

Read the whole thing at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArizonaTeam/Newsletters/10February3