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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #79 in English and Russian is available! Here is what  UWN team says about it:

“The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 79 for the week February 17th – February 23rd, 2008 is now available. In this issue we cover the release of Hardy Alpha 5, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, Ubuntu Developer Week, newly approved LoCos and members, interview with the Ubuntu Server Product Manager, and, as always, much, much more!

  • Hardy Alpha 5 Released
  • Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
  • 5-a-Day
  • Newly Approved LoCos and Members
  • Review of Developer Week
  • Interview with Nick Barcet, Ubuntu Server Product Manager
  • Florida Team Rocks the Florida Linux Show
  • In The Press & Blogosphere
  • Meeting Summaries
  • Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • Updates & Security
  • Bugs & Translations”

I also updated the design of the site for Russian Translations of the UWN: uwnrus.png

It is not a secret that for many users the last application that prevents them from switching to Linux is Photoshop. Google wants to bring more people to the world of free operation systems and will finance the Wine developers to make Photoshop work better in Linux. Here is what Google says:

“As you may know, Google uses Wine to implement Linux support for Picasa. Beyond that, Google has been supporting Wine in several other ways.

Perhaps the biggest news is that we hired Codeweavers to make Photoshop CS and CS2 work better under Wine. Photoshop is one of those applications that Desktop linux users are constantly clamoring for, and we’re happy to say they work pretty well now. Perhaps not coincidentally, apps like Flash 8 are now starting to work in Wine, too. We look forward to further improvements in this area.

For more about what we’ve been doing, see my post to wine-devel and/or visit our list of Google Wine patches.

Share and enjoy!”


I just wonder why don’t they even talk about CS3? But anyway the stable work of CS2 in Linux would be a good reason to delete Windows partition for people who use dual boot system.

The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 77 for the week February 3rd – February 9th is now available.

Some topics covered:

  • MOTU Release Team Election
  • Clutch BitTorrent WebUI Package
  • In The Press & Blogosphere
  • Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • Firefox 3 for 7.10
  • Updates & Security
  • Bug & Translation Stats

Read it in English:

…or in Russian:

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, will on Thursday begin making commercial applications available to Ubuntu users directly through the desktop, in a step designed to simplify software installation.

The company is making Parallels Workstation for Linux available to users via the operating system’s built-in software update tool, using a feature called the Ubuntu Partner Repository. Parallels Workstation allows users to run Windows and Linux simultaneously on a single system.

“This is the first piece of software we have made available this way, which may make it look a bit odd,” a Canonical spokesman told ZDNet Asia sister site ZDNet UK. “But, very quickly, we will make more commercial software available in that repository, and make buying through the store an option for users that want commercial software running on Ubuntu.”

Parallels, formerly SWsoft, first became widely known for Parallels Desktop for Mac, which allows users to run Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X side by side on Intel-powered Macs. The company recently renamed itself after its best-known product. source