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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 361


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:46 PM

Thanks to Elizabeth  @ Unbuntu Forums for this.

 

 

In This Issue
 

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Final Beta released
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Get involved with App Development during Global Jams!
  • Daniel Holbach: Teaching Ubuntu App Development
  • Lubuntu Blog: PCManFM actions
  • Svetlana Belkin: Ubuntu Scientists Team
  • Ubuntu App Developer Blog: Ubuntu App Development events
  • Ubuntu Women: Career Days with Laura Czajkowski on Saturday April 5th
  • Ubuntu GNOME: Why Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS will not be shipped with GNOME 3.12?
  • Colin King: Firmware Test Suite new features for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS release
  • Ubuntu GNOME: How Can I help Ubuntu GNOME with Testing?
  • Canonical News
  • In The Blogosphere
  • Full Circle Issue #83
  • Ubuntu App Dev School Q&A: 26th & 27th March 2014
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: Season 7 is coming!
  • Weekly Ubuntu Development Team Meetings
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 10.04, 12.04, 12.10 and 13.10
  • And much more!

 

 

 

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214385&p=12973825#post12973825


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:03 AM

And deep in that article was a link where 1,700 computers, loaded with Ubuntu, were given to students.

 

http://insights.ubuntu.com/case-study/an-ubuntu-pc-for-everyone-in-penn-manor-school-district-pennsylvania-usa/

 

The licensing fees (of lack thereof) paid for the cost to furnish these notebooks. We need more of this sort of thing. If students gets stated with Ubuntu, they'll stick with it, because they'll appreciate it after learning the OS. These type of programs are a win-win for all.

 

Did you know that most of the world's top 20 supercomputers runs Linux? And that not one of those top 20 runs Windows? And to place the icing on the cake, when Windows 8 Pro was released in October 2012, it was Linux & not Windows Servers distributing the OS. MS must have little confidence in their products to distribute by Linux. Their story would be that they "outsourced" it. Yes, they did, to the lowest bidder, Aramado Digital Services, whom was running a Linux server. MS knew what the facilities were running before awarding the contract.

 

Most likely, a Ubuntu server, one of the most popular ones on the planet.

 

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 02:21 AM

 

It’s worth noting that the ISS laptops used to run Windows XP, and we know they’ve been infected by at least one virus in their lifetime: in 2008, a Russian cosmonaut brought a laptop aboard with the W32.Gammima.AG worm, which quickly spread to the other laptops on board

 

 

Maybe somebody should have pointed NASA to this section.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

... LOL ... Im sorry I just couldnt help myself.

 

 

Presumably the laptops used to run bespoke Win32 apps on Windows XP, and now those apps have been re-written to work on Linux — hopefully they’re not being emulated in WINE

 

Read more here.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155392-international-space-station-switches-from-windows-to-linux-for-improved-reliability


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Posted 01 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

 

Maybe somebody should have pointed NASA to this section.

NASA has used Linux for years.

 

http://searchenterpriselinux.techtarget.com/news/1157924/Linux-sends-NASA-rovers-to-Mars-among-other-things

 

So does the NSA.

 

http://www.nsa.gov/research/selinux/index.shtml

 

As well as Wall Street, NASDAQ, many major brokerage sites, financial institutions, local utilities & government sites all over the world.

 

Most all of us uses Linux in some form or the other & don't realize it. Most of the free backup/partition/virus rescue & other utilities & Linux based.

 

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