Tag Archives : 12.10


Ubuntu Oregon Celebrates 12.10 Release

This afternoon I joined fellow LoCo Members in celebrating the release of Ubuntu 12.10 and the turn out for Ubuntu Oregon’s release party was impressive with around 30 attendees at the peak of the event. I started off the release party by giving a presentation on the various changes that landed in 12.10. Following my […]

Benjamin Kerensa presenting changes in Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 8th Birthday!

Call for Quantal Release Parties and Ubuntu’s 8th Birthday

Ladies and Gentleman it is the time to begin planning release parties for the upcoming release of Ubuntu 12.10 and also to celebrate Ubuntu’s 8th Birthday! For all those who love Ubuntu I urge you to not delay in getting a release party planned, announced and added to the LoCo PortalĀ and start promoting! Currently there […]


Technical Diagram of How Unity Shopping Lens Likely Works

I was testing Unity Shopping Lens on Ubuntu 12.10 Beta using Wireshark and so far my understanding looking at Amazon’s API and monitoring packets is that the Shopping Lens works something like below:   So despite what we have been told about no end-user information to include IP Addresses or queries going to Amazon it […]

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Screenshot from 2012-09-24 14:36:30

Unity Shopping Lens: Privacy, Security and FUD

In light of the FUD over the Unity Shopping Lens package that has landed in Quantal there were also some legitimate security and privacy concerns surrounding this new innovative feature that I think will be very useful to many Ubuntu Users. I had an opportunity to exchange a e-mail with Mark Shuttleworth late last night […]