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[18 Mar 2010 | 21 Comments | 2,678 views]

One of the changes in Lucid is that there are no longer tooltip popups when you mouseover appindicator icons. One of these icons is the battery icon. Now, in order to get your battery status, you must click on the battery icon. You then have to click in the window that you were previously working in to continue working. In previous versions of Ubuntu, all you had to do was move your mouse over the battery icon, see the status, and then keep on working. This new change is adding …

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[17 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 327 views]

It is my pleasure to announce a new project to better the Ubuntu.com website experience, specifically for users who prefer a language other than English. The new project, called Website Localization will put a short (4-5 word) message on any www.Ubuntu.com web page directing users to more resources in their preferred language.
This project has two main parts to it. The first part of the Website Localization project is the technical aspect of the project. It is the goal of the project to create a script that will pull out of …

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[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 177 views]

The Ubuntu Classroom Team prides itself in providing high quality educational sessions in the Ubuntu Classroom channel on freenode. Currently are schedule is quite empty, so we are looking to fill it up.
Some potential topics:
* Bug Triaging
* Fixing Bugs
* Programming
* Using Applications
* Packaging
* Translating
* …
* …
If you have something that you specialize in, or are particularly interested in teaching about, please contact a member of the Classroom Management Team to setup a session.

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[14 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | 986 views]

With the recent announcement of the new “light” look for Ubuntu, I thought that it would be really cool to have some business cards for Ubuntu Members that went along with the new style. I talked to Martin Owens, and he was able to throw together a new design for a business card based on the new boot splash screen.
I am not an artist (and I don’t know how to use programs like Inkscape) so Martin was even nice enough to teach me how to edit the file so I …

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[5 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | 425 views]

It is with pleasure that I am introducing you to a wonderful new tool for the Ubuntu Classroom. ClassBot, written by Nathan Handler which will automate many of the tasks that need to happen in #ubuntu-classroom and #ubuntu-classroom-chat on irc.freenode.net. Many hours were spent by Nathan writing the code and testing ClassBot. He also wants me to mention that I wrote the specs for ClassBot and did most of the bug testing. ClassBot has already handled the 48 Hours of Ubuntu Manual Learning event and is currently taking care of …