December 10th, 2013
=== Ubuntu Events Coming Up! ===
Jono Bacon informs us that every release cycle, a number of events are
organized that bring the community together to create things, share
ideas and knowledge, and more. Details of the latest planned events
are as follows:
* Ubuntu App Development Sprint – 12th December
* Ubuntu App Developer Week – 20th to 25th January
* Ubuntu Developer Week – 3rd to 7th March
* Ubuntu Global Jam – 4th to 6th April
* Ubuntu Open Week – 21st to 25th April
Those interested in helping with the events can let Jono know in the
comments section of his blog post.
Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 346 for the week
December 2 – 8, 2013.
== Links to UWN ==
* Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue346
October 13th, 2013
What is CPOSC?
The Central PA Open Source Conference (CPOSC) is a small, low-cost, one-day conference about all things Open Source. It was started in 2008 by a few of the members of the Central PA Linux User Group and theCentral PA Ruby Meetup.
Will there be a CPOSC this year?
Oh, yes! CPOSC 2013 wil be held on Saturday October 19th, 2013! It will be held at the IU13 Conference Center in Lancaster, PA.
More Info: http://cposc.org/
Sat Oct 19th
August 17th, 2013
Another great Fosscon is now done. Thanks Jonathan and Crissi for all the hard work you do all year to make this event happen. I’d also like to thank all of the staff that assists with this event. Finally, I’d like to thank all that support and attend this local event.
The Ubuntu Local Community Team always sponsors an Installfest at Fosscon. This year, we had an open Installfest. Any distro that wanted, could represent themselves and be part of the Installfest.
Fedora stepped up to that challenge. Ben and his wife drove all the way from North Carolina to represent Fedora. They are wonderful people and wonderful advocates. It was a pleasure working with them.
The Installfest yielded 2 new installs and 1 issue resolution (performed by the Fedora Team). The 2 new installs came via NTR.
Many Ubuntu-US-PA members, alumni and friends were among the attendees at Fosscon. Some were speakers.
Alumna Elizabeth Joseph was a speaker.
Member Brent Saner was a speaker.
Friend/Member by default, Walt Mankowski was a speaker.
Exhibitors and Sponsors entertained and informed all.
Even Sunday, the day after Fosscon, some met at Hive76 for an impromptu Hackfest.
Project.Phree, point.io, and Ecere were represented at the Hackfest on Sunday.
Each year gets bigger and better. Help us keep this going.
August 5th, 2013
Login has changed. Please read BEFORE logging in!
Ubuntu Forums is now using Ubuntu SSO at login.ubuntu.com for authentication. For more details, please see here.
For those new to the forum please register on login.ubuntu.com and then return to this page and login to the forums by clicking on the “Login with SSO” button at the top right of the page. If you already have an Ubuntu One (SSO) account, you need only click on the “Login with SSO” button.
If you have an existing Ubuntu Forums account please ensure that your preferred email address on login.ubuntu.com matches that associated with your Ubuntu Forums account. This way your accounts will be linked automatically. If you have an Ubuntu Forums account but no Ubuntu One (SSO) account, please go to login.ubuntu.com and create an Ubuntu One account with the same email address associated with your Ubuntu Forums account.
July 21st, 2013
Due to a security breach Ubuntu Forums is down.
Please let your loco members know what they must do if they have an account on Ubuntu Forums.
You can read below the official announcement from http://ubuntuforums.org/announce.html
Ubuntu Forums is down for maintenance
There has been a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums. The Canonical IS team is working hard as we speak to restore normal operations. This page will be updated regularly with progress reports.
What we know
- Unfortunately the attackers have gotten every user’s local username, password, and email address from the Ubuntu Forums database.
- The passwords are not stored in plain text. However, if you were using the same password as your Ubuntu Forums one on another service (such as email), you are stronglyencouraged to change the password on the other service ASAP.
- Ubuntu One, Launchpad and other Ubuntu/Canonical services are NOT affected by the breach.
- 2013-07-20 2011UTC: Reports of defacement
- 2013-07-20 2015UTC: Site taken down, this splash page put in place while investigation continues.
If you’re using Ubuntu and need technical support please see the following page for support:
If you’re looking for a place to discuss Ubuntu, in the meantime we encourage you to check out these sites:
June 16th, 2013
FOSSCON 2013 is Saturday August 10th in Philadelphia.
FOSSCON is a local convention about Free Open Source Software.
Fosscon will be held at: The Friends Center on Cherry Street, easily reachable from Market East Station and Suburban Station. Both can be reached from Philadelphia International Airport by train.
Ubuntu US PA will be having an all day, distro agnostic Installfest!
Interested in trying Linux? Now’s the time. A convention full of computer and Free Software enthusiasts.
Running linux on a usb drive and ready to move it to your device? Take the plunge. We’ll be here to help you install.
Already installed but need a hand with the basics.
Stop by and we’ll guide you.
What’s this command line stuff I keep hearing about? Come by, and we’ll have a Command line Boot Camp.
Have old equipment lying around that you don’t know what to do with? Stop by and we’ll help you repurpose the old into something new and wonderful.
All distributions of Linux are welcome. All levels of interest are welcome.
Demo machines will be available to try.
Bring your laptop or desktop(only), we’ll have all the other peripherals(Keyboards, monitors, etc) to install Linux on almost anything.
February 16th, 2013
The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of 1st – 3rd March 2013 to work together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference.
I am unavailable that weekend to have a Philly based event.
Anyone is welcome to have an event.
December 6th, 2012
WPLUG – Pittsburgh Area
Saturday December 8th:
Where: Monroeville Public Library, Monroeville, PA
When: Saturday, December 8th, 2012, 12:30pm -4:30pm
CPLUG – Harrisburg Area
Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 6:30pm
Where: ITT Tech, Harrisburg Campus
449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 100
Room: Theory 9 or Theory 7 usually, but sometimes we are
in another room.
Directions via Google Maps
Give the gift of Linux this season.