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What do we have in the first edition of FOSS Weekly in 2024? Some year end special articles.
But an important and surprising development came from Gentoo just before 2023 ended. That could take away the pain of compiling each and every package.
Other than that, I have noted down suggestions from readers like you on topics It’s FOSS should cover in 2024. You shall notice the work on those topics this year.
💬 Let’s see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Starting off 2024 with new app/distro releases.
- GDM login screen customization
- Year end round ups
- And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Scribus 1.6 has arrived with plenty of improvements across the board.
- Rhino Linux 2023.4 was one of the last distro releases of 2023, adds an Auto-Tiling feature.
Gentoo is embracing binary packages, software installations will be a whole lot quicker now.
🛒Linux book deals
Start the new year by learning new Linux skills with this Humble Book Bundle.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
Linux comes to the rescue of your old computer
🎈 Year end specials
Just a glance back at 2023 before it is forgotten for good:
And it’s time to look forward to the year 2024 with some ‘fortune telling’:
🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More
Did you know you could modify the login screen in GNOME?
Or how about ways to check whether you are running systemd?
📹 What we are watching
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when you fire up a Linux system?
✨ Project highlights
We started off 2024 with an interesting Arch-based distro that is lightweight in nature.
🧩 New quiz unit
Time to solve some riddles.
💡 Quick handy tip
Usage of Super Key in Ubuntu (and other distros with GNOME):
- Press Super and use the Mouse Scroll Wheel to switch workspaces.
- Press Super and Right-click anywhere on a window to open the window menu, you can then take screenshots, hide the window, change window behavior and more.
- Press Super and drag anywhere on any window to move it. (No need to grab the top bar to move)
🤣 Meme of the week
Windows and macOS users, come join us! Don’t lurk in the dark.
🗓️ Tech Trivia
Will you believe that people bought personal computers just to run a spreadsheet software? Back in 1979, a spreadsheet software, VisiCalc was released for Apple II. People could use personal computer for business thanks to the spreadsheet software. The software sold over 100,000 copies and also boosted the sale of Apple II and forced bigger players like IBM to enter the personal computing market. The company behind VisiCalc, Software Arts, was formed on 2nd January 1979.
By the way, Blender turned 30 on 2nd January. The first release was in 1994.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
Here’s what FOSSers can expect from It’s FOSS in 2024. I am excited to see how it goes.
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