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January 2011

AskUbuntu reaches 7000 questions - 15000 answers - 9800 users - 70000 votes

Less than 4 months after the successful launch as permanent Q&A site in our new Ubuntu design, we have reached the 7000 question threshold. Those 7000 questions have been asked and answered to 90% more than 15000 answers by 9800 users. 70000 votes have been cast for the questions and answers.

Here some more statistics from askubuntu.com:

February 2011 Ubuntu Hour in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada

The February 2011 Ubuntu Hour for the Waterloo Region in has been announced.

It will occur on Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 at the Little Bean Coffee Bar in Kitchener. Please register beforehand so that enough seats can be reserved.

Why is Ubuntu Using Google Maps and not OpenStreetMaps?

For using online maps, users have a variety of choices. In the spirit of FLOSS, openness and user rights, OpenStreetmap is clearly the best solution. However, Ubuntu is still using Google maps with all the terms and restrictions that come with it on the LoCo website. Does anybody know why?

AskUbuntu reaches 6000 questions - 13000 answers - 8000 users - 60000 votes

3 months after the successful launch as permanent Q&A site in our new Ubuntu design, we have reached the 6000 question threshold. Those 6000 questions have been asked and answered to 91% almost 14000 answers by 8600 users. 60000 votes have been cast for the questions and answers.

Here some more statistics from askubuntu.com:

# of questions: 6185
# of answers: 13950
# of comments: 21447
# of votes: 61137
# of badges: 13313
# of users: 8604

LibreOffice Now Available in ppa for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04

Libreoffice is now available and installed easily for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 by adding the libreoffice ppa.

The following steps allow the addition of the ppa and the installation of LibreOffice:

Warning: This installs from a ppa and not from the official Ubuntu repository, hence there still might be problems with either the software itself, or the installation process. The installation will remove OpenOffice.

Optionally OpenOffice can be removed with the command

sudo apt-get purge "openoffice*"