Howard Chan
Last seen Aug. 22, 2013, 10:10 p.m.

Location: Hong Kong SAR, China

What will happen after the Ubuntu Edge campaign failed?
Aug. 22, 2013, 10:15 p.m. by Howard Chan

This is a question that's left to be answered by both Canonical and the Ubuntu Touch community: What will happen after the Ubuntu Edge campaign failed (well, it failed in terms of reaching it's goal, but I will consider it successful)? Ubuntu Touch is growing better and better. Jono Bacon, Canonical Ubuntu community manager, clearly re-emphasized the goals for the ...

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Release Schedule revised
June 16, 2013, 7:37 a.m. by Howard Chan

In the Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) held in May 2013, the Ubuntu release team discussed the release schedule of Ubuntu 13.10. Adam Conrad of the Ubuntu Release Team announced some changes to it on 14th June 2013. Notable changes include: Alpha 3 cancelled Moved alpha 1 to week 9 and alpha 2 to week 13 FeatureFreeze is now at Beta1Freeze ...

No Wubi for 13.04: Are you happy?
April 4, 2013, 12:05 a.m. by Howard Chan

Canonical Ubuntu Foundations Team member Steve Langsek announced the removal of Wubi (Windows Ubuntu Installer) from Ubuntu 13.04 and notes that it will forever be unmaintained due to uncompatability with Windows 8, increasing no. of bugs and undermaintenance. I, for one, can't install Wubi for Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and at last switching to full Ubuntu. Do you like Wubi? Do ...

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released
Feb. 16, 2013, 6:17 a.m. by Howard Chan

Posted on the ubuntu-annouce mailing list, by Colin Watson, Ubuntu Release Team, February 14, 2013, 20:02:50 UTC The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. To help support a broader range of hardware, the 12.04.2 ...

Ubuntu 12.04.2 and Kubuntu 13.04 Alpha 2 testing needed.
Feb. 11, 2013, 10:02 p.m. by Howard Chan

As the release date for Ubuntu 12.04.2 and Kubuntu 13.04 Alpha 2 draws near, it is time to get these images tested! Go to the ISO QA Tracker and select either Precise 12.04.1 or Raring Alpha 2 to start testing images!!! There were and are some sessions to help you started: 11th February, 2013 (Monday) 18:00-19:00 UTC Nicholas Skaggs (balloons) ...

Ubuntu Developer Week (Raring) is coming to town!
Jan. 26, 2013, 7 a.m. by Howard Chan

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome Ubuntu Developer Week (Raring)! Ubuntu Developer Week is a series of online workshops where you can: learn about different packaging techniques find out more about different development teams check out the efforts of the world-wide Development Community participate in open Q&A sessions with Ubuntu developers much more... It will be held on 29th January ...

Is Ubuntu Phone targetting 4K UHD video capturing???
Jan. 17, 2013, 5:34 a.m. by Howard Chan

Today I went into the usual strolling along Launchpad and IRC and such (and still moaning about not being able to download any Android 4.0 or up source code) and found something interesting when I visited the Launchpad page of Ubuntu. In the "Newest Blueprints" section there is a blueprint called "Ubuntu Phone: Enable the ability to film 4K UHD ...

Ubuntu Core in/on a Nexus 7 Part 3: Newest updates and trashing part 2 for new methods
Dec. 8, 2012, 12:08 a.m. by Howard Chan

If you have installed Ubuntu Core 12.10 on a Nexus 7, please re-flash the image using the instructions written below. Try not to dist-upgrade. Yes sorry, but then sadly from the Ubuntu Nexus7 Team's newest meeting it seems like the second part of this programme needs a rewrite. Every week at Friday, 16:00 UTC, the Ubuntu Nexus7 Team gathered to ...

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 for Kubuntu and Edubuntu released!
Dec. 6, 2012, 7:46 p.m. by Howard Chan

"I am a ring-tailed roarer. I can draw faster, shoot straighter, ride harder, and drink longer than any man alive. I'm the rip-snortinest cowboy that ever rode North, South, East or West of the Rio Grande." Pecos Bill, Tall Tale 1995 The first Alpha of the Raring Ringtail (to become 13.04) has now been released! This alpha features images for ...

Ubuntu Core in a Nexus 7:Part 2...... How to install a 13.04 daily image?
Dec. 6, 2012, 5:09 a.m. by Howard Chan

If you want Ubuntu Core 12.10 image in a Nexus 7 that is very easy: Unlock the bootloader, install the "Ubuntu Nexus7 Installer" and follow the instructions. However, the problem arises: How to install Ubuntu Core 13.04 in a Nexus 7? If you have been paying attention to, you should see a new folder called "daily-preinstalled". Click it, then ...

Ubuntu Core in a Nexus 7:Part 1...... What is the kernel!?
Dec. 1, 2012, 7:45 a.m. by Howard Chan

In this series I am going to bring you some interesting guides on installing Ubuntu Core onto a Asus Google Nexus 7. In a normal Ubuntu 12.10 Operating system you get a Ubuntu Linux kernel version 3.5.0-19.30, which is based on the upstream Linux 3.5.7 kernel. In Ubuntu 13.04 presently you get a Ubuntu Linux kernel version 3.7.0-4.12, which is ...

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) official wallpaper released!
Nov. 24, 2012, 8:46 a.m. by Howard Chan

Yes ladies and Gentleman, the wallpaper is already made just one month after Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)'s release! The wallpaper can be seen here: As people say in the comments of this bug (the bug used to track the release of the wallpaper): A completely reversed version of the 12.10 wallpaper... To give you a chance to compare this is ...

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A 14-year-old student who likes to get rid of Windows since Windows 8 is just a piece of /dev/null.

Ubuntu Studio QA Lead and an active QA guy in the Ubuntu Community QA Team. Normally doing testcase updates, testing and helping in any areas in need. Presently doing some low-level work in Ubuntu Accomplishments,