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Ubuntu to deliver update alerts via Twitter

A new method of alerting Ubuntu users to potentially headache-inducing system updates is being launched – via twitter!

Users following @ubuntustatus will be informed of any issues or problems with update packages and advise users not to run update manager until the problem has been fixed.

Although such instances of serious update problems are rare they do happen and using twitter to inform users of potential problems is a great way to leverage both the social web and Ubuntu’s Social integration features.