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Ubuntu Release Party

Official start time will be 6:30, but feel free to come early.  I (Kevin) will likely be there between 5:30 and 6:00 to get things started.

Ubuntu has made some very radical changes to this version of Ubuntu.  The old trusted desktop is GONE!  In its place is a new shell called Unity.  For the first time, Ubuntu will look significantly different than Fedora, Suse, and most every other Linux distribution.

Gone also is OpenOffice.  Before you panic... its been exchanged with the Oracle-Free version called LibreOffice.  LibreOffice is run by the same people that made OpenOffice functional, only they are not incumbered by the corporate structure.  Sun is now owned by Oracle, and so is OpenOffice.  Find out what happens when OOo gets to run free.

Upstart has been more and more integrated with every subsequent version of Ubuntu.  Now it is being integrated into many other distros.  This verson of Ubuntu has the most updated version yet.  How does it differ?  Come and ask

So many changes, this upgrade could use a tour guide.  David, Myself, and several others will attempt to provide a guided tour of the many new features.  So, if you have attended in the past, thanks, and hope to see you there.  If you have never attended the release party before, this is a great one to attend.

I hope to see everyone there.

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  • Roy

    Great party, friendly people!

    May 2, 2011

  • John H

    Learned a lot and met some new people

    May 2, 2011

  • Kevin

    I wanted to thank all of you that was at the Ubuntu Release party last night. We filled that place pretty well. At the pace that we are growing this event, it won't be long before we can take over the entire upstairs... we did a pretty good job of filling just the bar side.

    For those of you that did not make it... too bad, it was a great time. Diane did a presentation on Unity, the new Ubuntu interface. Unity is one of those topics that was controversial to say the least.

    Thanks to all

    May 2, 2011

  • Neal M.

    Please don't use comments here on the meetup release party event to discuss install problems. I get it as email, without a helpful subject line so it is a pain to deal with. We have other great options for Ubuntu support. There are many helpful local experts on the Colorado Ubuntu Local Team mailing list: See also the Colorado Ubuntu Local Team web site for more links and info:

    May 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heads up everyone - the official start time has been updated to 6:30 PM. You can feel free to arrive earlier, but the room won't officially be ours until 6:30.

    April 4, 2011

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