Ian Mann | 27 Apr 14:20 2015
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Re: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) now available

On 27/04/15 22:14, peter baker wrote:
> Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is now available for ordering via ubuntu.net.au

Thanks Peter, I will stick with the LTS I have until the next LTS comes out.

peter baker | 27 Apr 14:14 2015
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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) now available

Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is now available for ordering via ubuntu.net.au 

dvd's are still $3, 8bg thumb drives are $10 including postage here in australia

or download it yourself via


check the release notes here


enjoy!

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<div>Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is now available for ordering via <a href="http://ubuntu.net.au">ubuntu.net.au</a>&nbsp;</div>
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<div><div>dvd's are still $3, 8bg thumb drives are $10 including postage here in australia</div></div>
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<div>or download it yourself via</div>
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<a href="http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop">http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop</a><br>
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<div>check the release notes here</div>
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<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VividVervet/ReleaseNotes">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VividVervet/ReleaseNotes</a><br>
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<div>enjoy!</div>
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Geoffrey Combes | 23 Mar 10:16 2015

Ubuntu take-up in Australia

I began using Ubuntu in 2009 after using MS for Windows over 15 years. I 
found it to be excellent and it has got better since. It provides all 
the applications that I need with a few exceptions, most of those being 
related to science and amateur radio (I am an engineer and a radio 
amateur). Even so many scientific applications that I use are available 
in Linux.
I am very happy with this operating system and I wonder why so few of my 
colleagues in amateur radio and others do not use it as their standard 
operating system. I also have Linus Mint running on a separate HDD - it 
works just as well as Ubuntu. When I have had the need to repair my 
desktop PC I find that repairer is unfamiliar with Linux (the boss knows 
but his repairmen don't).
So I ask AU-Ubuntu members/users how widely is Ubuntu being used? I 
notice that this website has become very quiet.
Do not hesitate to refer me to website for more information on Ubuntu usage.
Thanks, Geoffrey Combes

Geoffrey Combes | 13 Jan 01:26 2015

Re: Libre Office Calc update misbehavior


Acting on Paul Whipp's suggestion I have used cell names instead of 
direct cell references for the content of  cells referred from one page 
to another within a Calc file. This should prevent the loss of page 
reference when Libre Office is updated. Cross referencing between 
different Calc files must use direct cell references it would seem. By 
direct I mean A1 for example. This closes this issue.
Geoffrey Combes

Geoffrey Combes | 24 Dec 01:55 2014

Libre Office Calc update misbehavior

I use Calc spreadsheet for my annual budget. It's a complicated and 
detailed budget that I developed myself.
There is a summary page in which totals from detail pages are recorded.
For example the total for the Health page in cell D5 is transferred to 
the Summary page for Health where the cell appears as Health.D5 (a 
figure in $AU of course).
Occasionally, not often, an update for Libre Office is downloaded and 
installed. Lately I find that some, not all, of the transfers from 
detailed pages to the Summary page have changed such that the page 
reference disappears. In the above example the Summary page cell for 
Health now is recorded as D5 (not Health.D5).  One would expect the $ in 
this cell to be what is shown in D5 of the Summary page. But it isn't - 
it continues to record what is in D5 of the Health page. That is until 
something is changed and on the detail page and then I get wrong data on 
the Summary page.
This misbehaviour can go unnoticed and causes havoc on the one important 
page of my budget - the Cash Flow page (a forward estimate), the 
accuracy of which I rely on.

Has anyone noticed this misbehaviour in Calc after updating, or can shed 
light on the phenomenon?
I should mention that I often fix the cell using the $ symbol; thus, in 
the above example, Health.D5 reads Health.$D$5 because I want to copy 
the formula through other columns without changing the cell name. I use 
two $ symbols, I may only need to use one. I wonder too if the $ symbol 
in the cell name is part of the problem.

Your advice would be appreciated. Believe me, correcting this 
misbehaviour is extremely tedious.

Geoffrey Combes

Ali Linx | 5 Dec 08:02 2014
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Call for help - Ubuntu IRC

Hi,

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-irc/2014-November/001768.html

I have been waiting for 3-4 days just to get my Ubuntu Clock. I did 
login (I'm now) to the #ubuntu-irc channel at different timing trying to 
find someone who could give me the clock but no progress yet.

I had a chat with some people on the channel who pointed out this link:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-irc/2014-November/001768.html

So, is there anyone here in our time zone who could possibly help?!

Thanks!

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Ali/amjjawad
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad

Geoffrey Combes | 3 Dec 02:19 2014

Photo application for Ubuntu

Unless I have missed something in 14.04 LTS I can't find a Linux 
application that will reduce camera photo image size in  bulk (or 
automatically) rather than individually. I wish a size of 100 to 150kb 
for several uses (not only emails). At present I use GIMP one by one 
which is a slow process when dealing with a large number of photographs. 
Any suggestions please.
Geoffrey Combes

Geoffrey Combes | 26 Nov 05:30 2014

Package libhid-dev

I wish to have a tool for communicating with Microchips USB 
HID-Bootloader for the purpose of installing new firmware. One such tool 
is 'mphidflash' which supports Linux as well as Mac OSs and MS Windows.
For Linux I am advised that I need the 'libhid-dev' package. It is not 
in 14.04 LTS that I am using, although a search on the Internet states 
that it was in Lucid 10.04. There are other such tools, one of which I 
have for Windows. However I would like one for Linux. Does 14.10 have 
something else that will do the job?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Geoffrey Combes

Ali Linx | 23 Nov 13:52 2014
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A Future Challenge To Poke

Hi everyone,

First of all, I'd like to share this with you:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2253629

Second of all, in short, one of the challenges I have in mind is to 
spread the word of Ubuntu, GNU/Linux and FLOSS in general in Australia. 
The mission is NOT easy but at the same time, not impossible :) 
together, we could do it and go the extra miles. YES, I know, our worse 
enemy is time and that is the real challenge :)

Thank you and still looking for meeting more people here :)

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Ali/amjjawad
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad

Joel Addison | 23 Nov 13:20 2014
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LCA 2015 InternetNZ Diversity Programme

Hi everyone,

I thought I would forward the following message about Linux.Conf.Au, which is being held in Auckland next January. They have recently announced their funding programme, which I thought some people on this list might be interested in. 

Kind Regards,
Joel



The LCA 2015 Organisers are proud to announce our funding programme!

LCA 2015 and InternetNZ are proud to support diversity. The InternetNZ Diversity Programme is one way we ensure that LCA 2015 continues to be an open and welcoming conference for everyone. Together with InternetNZ this program has been created to assist under-represented delegates who contribute to the Open Source community but, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend LCA 2015.

For more information please see our funding registration page: http://linux.conf.au/register/funding.

LCA 2015 is proud to acknowledge the support of our Emperor Penguin Sponsors, Catalyst IT, HP and IBM, and our diversity sponsor Internet NZ

The LCA 2015 Team

linux.conf.au is one of the foremost open source conferences in the world and is considered the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. The conference is well-known for the speakers' and delegates' depth of talent and its focus on technical linux content.
LCA 2015 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from Monday 12 to Friday 16 January 2015. Registrations are now open.
http://www.lca2015.linux.org.au   #BeAwesome



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<div class="">I thought I would forward the following message about Linux.Conf.Au, which is being held in Auckland next January. They have recently announced their funding programme, which I thought some people on this list might be interested in.&nbsp;</div>
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<span class=""><p dir="ltr" class=""><span class="">The LCA 2015 Organisers are proud to announce our funding programme!</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" class=""><span class="">LCA 2015 and InternetNZ are proud to support diversity. The InternetNZ Diversity Programme is one way we ensure that LCA 2015 continues to be an open and welcoming conference for everyone. Together with InternetNZ this program has been created to assist under-represented delegates who contribute to the Open Source community but, without financial assistance, would not be able to attend LCA 2015.</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" class=""><span class="">For more information please see our funding registration page: <a href="http://linux.conf.au/register/funding" class="">http://linux.conf.au/register/funding</a>.</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" class=""><span class="">LCA 2015 is proud to acknowledge the support of our Emperor Penguin Sponsors, Catalyst IT, HP and IBM, and our diversity sponsor Internet NZ</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" class=""><span class="">The LCA 2015 Team</span></p>
<div class=""><span class=""><a href="http://linux.conf.au/" class="">linux.conf.au</a> is one of the foremost open source conferences in the world and is considered the most prestigious in the Southern Hemisphere. The conference is well-known for the speakers' and delegates' depth of talent and its focus on technical linux content.</span></div>
<div class=""><span class="">LCA 2015 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from Monday 12 to Friday 16 January 2015. Registrations are now open.</span></div>
<span class=""><a href="http://www.lca2015.linux.org.au/" class="">http://www.lca2015.linux.org.au</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;#BeAwesome</span></span><br class="">
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Ali Linx | 17 Nov 08:30 2014
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Fwd: Team Up for Business

By mistake, I sent it from different email account!

-------- Forwarded Message -------- Subject: Date: From: To:
Team Up for Business
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:28:53 +1100
Ali Linx <amjjawad-LGylePvhHLodnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org>
ubuntu-au-nLRlyDuq1AZFpShjVBNYrg@public.gmane.org


Hi everyone, I know this list is not as active as I expected but I will not give up and here is another email :) I have recently apply for Ubuntu Membership after 4 long active years contributing to several communities of Ubuntu. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad I am also looking for a job and I was wondering if we could team up, help each other, work together, etc? If you will read this and find it interested, kindly contact me. Thank you! -- Ali/amjjawad https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad

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<br><br>Hi everyone,

I know this list is not as active as I expected but I will not give up 
and here is another email :)

I have recently apply for Ubuntu Membership after 4 long active years 
contributing to several communities of Ubuntu.

<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad</a>

I am also looking for a job and I was wondering if we could team up, 
help each other, work together, etc?

If you will read this and find it interested, kindly contact me.

Thank you!

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Ali/amjjawad
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad</a>

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Gmane