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There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

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Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement.

There's been an uptick in bickering amongst developers on the Compiz mailing list lately. A controversial developer often involved in these fights, Scott Moreau, declared himself the maintainer of upstream 0.8 stable branches.

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Positive results from Outreach Program for Women

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In 2013, Debian participated in both rounds of the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (OPW). The first round was run in conjunction with GSoC and the second round was a standalone program.

The publicity around these programs and the strength of the Google and Debian brands attracted a range of female candidates, many of whom were shortlisted by mentors after passing their coding tests and satisfying us that they had the capability to complete a project successfully. As there are only a limited number of places for GSoC and limited funding for OPW, only a subset of these capable candidates were actually selected. The second round of OPW, for example, was only able to select two women.

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A Seat at the Big Kids’ Table at Ohio LinuxFest

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Ohio LinuxFest isn’t just another excuse to travel. It’s a means for us to fulfill ourselves, and to get honest, tangible feedback for what we do and for what others are doing. It’s a place where ideas are sounded, bent, crumpled and turned until they either come out of the crucible perfect…or useless.

That’s what our gatherings are about.

They are about excitement and promise. They​ are about making sure the next generation has a real chance to put the first human footprint on Mars. They are a chance to insure they have the tools and the curiosity to take something apart and then make it better. This next generation will cure diabetes; they will make cancer an inconvenience and not a death sentence.

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Everyone Has Different Views On The "Open-Source Community"

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Meanwhile, Michael Hall of the Ubuntu camp wrote a post entitled the open-source community is wonderful. Hall says the community isn't perfect but it's still wonderful. He cites that mono-culture is dangerous, good people are humans too, and to love the whole rather than parts. "There are some annoying, obnoxious people in our family. There are good people who are sometimes annoying and obnoxious. But neither of those truths changes the fact that we are still a part of an amazing, inspiring, wonderful community of open source contributors and enthusiasts."

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Also: Systemd Dev Slams FOSS Culture

Older: Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

Lennart Poettering On The Open-Source Community: A Sick Place To Be In

Breakthrough in Wireless Technology…Or Not

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Exactly three weeks ago today I caught myself before hitting the “share” button on my Google Plus stream. My intent was to complain about some thing or another. I believe it was an out loud groan about a USB wireless device not working out of the box with Linux. I think I was going to triangulate on Broadcom’s insistence on making wireless a real headache.

And yeah, it doesn’t take that much to get a Broadcom chip working in most cases. Unless you are installing Linux at a friend’s house or another place that doesn’t have a wired connection. Then you’re pretty much sunk. The popup says that the wireless will work once you connect to the package manager. Uh, what if I am not located near a wired connection? That’s kinda why I wanted to connect to the web anyway you friggin’ ijit.

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Early Morning Linux Voodoo at Denny’s

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I could tell that he wasn’t comfortable turning over control of his laptop to a stranger, but after a few seconds I got a slight nod to the affirmative. I pulled the Acer over to my part of the counter and booted the Linux Mint KDE LTS I keep for just such purposes. As the computer accepted the DataStick as the boot option, I explained to Ed what I was doing.

It was obvious he had no idea what I was talking about so we waited in awkward silence for the next few seconds. Finally, the Mint logo appeared on the screen. I opened Dolphin and located the Windows drive then asked him for the name of the file. He couldn’t remember but was sure it was a PDF. A few minutes later, I pulled a pen from my pocket and wrote down the number he needed and slid it back over to him with his laptop.

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UK government seeks comments on procurement reforms

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The government of the United Kingdom is seeking comments on its plans to transpose the new EU Procurement Directive into the country's laws and regulations. On 19 September, it opened a consultation on implementing the 2014 EU Procurement Directives in the UK.

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HVAC Helpful Hints: The Best Ways to Maintain Your Central Heating System in Top Condition

Heating system repair can be expensive, but for the most part, it can be quickly avoided. It's easy to keep a heater in top condition, specifically to you ensure you keep well kept. These basic heater suggestions will certainly assist you to keep your furnace running completely.

One of the most significant things that keeps a heating system from running the way it should is dirt. You'll want to clean your furnace frequently so that it can remain to run the way it should. There are three parts of your furnace that will certainly need to be cleaned.

The very first part that will certainly require cleaning is the filter. You should either clean or change the heater at the start of a heating system, and clean it as soon as a month during durations where it's being made use of constantly. Make sure you change it even if it's brand-new if your filter looks stopped up.

Cleaning a blower is a bit more intricate. You'll need to remove the panel that covers the filter and eliminate the blower from there. Use a vacuum cleaner hose to obtain rid of any dust or dirt that has actually developed inside it.

The third part that will need cleaning is the blower motor. In addition to blowing dust away with a vacuum attachment, you'll wish to thoroughly clean down the motor with a clean cloth to make sure that it's as clean as possible. Doing this helps prevent heat accumulation on the motor.

You'll also desire to makes sure that you're properly lubing your heater motor when it comes to heating system tips. Annual lubrication will keep the motor cool. When you're lubing the motor, you ought to likewise examine the furnace belts and see if they look worn down or need replacement.

You could desire to have an expert handle their installation if the belts do need to be changed. You can commonly save yourself money by buying the belt yourself, then working with someone to install it. Make a few call and see exactly what your best option is.

It's also a great idea to have an expert HVAC specialist look at your heating system at least every other year. While standard cleaning can be done by any individual, other kinds of heating system maintenance can be far more intricate. Handling them on your own can put you at risk for injury, and can also cause your heater to be harmed.

Yearly heating system upkeep is relatively affordable, even if you employ an expert. However, major heating system repair work jobs cost a lot of cash. It's much better to pay a small amount to keep things running smoothly than pay a huge total up to change or fix your heater.

If you make the most of these furnace suggestions, keeping your furnace in peak condition shouldn't be an issue. It's simple to take good care of your furnace, and the benefits you'll see are more than worth the extra little effort and cash it requires.

It's easy to keep a furnace in leading condition, particularly to you make sure you keep well maintained. These basic heating system suggestions will certainly assist you to keep your heating system running completely.

One of the biggest things that keeps a heating system from running the means it ought to is dirt. When it comes to furnace tips, you'll also desire to makes sure that you're effectively lubing your furnace motor. It's much better to pay a small amount to keep things running smoothly than pay a large quantity to change or fix your furnace. Air Conditioning Edmonton

Trials & Tribulations: Installing Gentoo Linux With GNOME & Systemd

Despite going four years without using GNOME 3 to any real degree, it felt familiar from the get-go, almost as if it was just mere months since I last used it. As I’ve had to do with Ubuntu’s Unity, I needed to find a tweaking tool for GNOME, stat, as many of its defaults don’t suit me very well. After figuring out via Web search that it was gnome-tweak-tool I was looking for, I was rather surprised to see that Gentoo had included it in that monolithic ‘gnome’ install. It’s really easy to see why. Read more

Calculate Linux 14.16 released

We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.16. Read more

SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE

We have a new Sparky spin with KDE desktop. SparkyLinux 4.0 RC KDE is based on Debian “testing” and features a graphics environment based on Qt stack and set of applications for every purpose, such as: – Internet: Iceweasel, KMail, Kopete, Konversation, Akregator, Korganizer, Kget, Ktorrent, Gufw, Choqok, Kdeconnect – Multimedia: SMPlayer2, VLC, Amarok, k3B, KMix, Smtube – Graphics: Gwenview, Gimp, Skanlite, Print-manager – Office: LibreOffice, Okular, Kate – Others: Kcalc, Knotes, Kscreensaver, Ksnapshot, Klipper Read more