You may not have noticed but there was a little theme redesign that took place this week.
Thanks to the efforts of Thimira, some tutorial series are now organized in ‘course format’. Which means you can easily follow all the tutorials in the series by accessing them from the left sidebar. The right sidebar shows the sections on the current page.
There is also an option to move between the next and previous article in the series from the bottom of the article.
At present, NixOS, Rust Coding, Terminal Basics and Bash Scripting series have been converted into the course format.
If you like this new format and find it easier for learning, I’ll group more tutorials on a specific topic in the course format.
Please let me know your feedback by replying to this email.
💬 Let’s see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Two new distro releases.
- Valve not being happy with Ubuntu’s Snap.
- Google comes clear about Chrome’s incognito mode.
- Blast from the past: CP/M OS
- Firefox is now available as Deb package
- And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
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📰 Linux news
- Valve is not happy with Ubuntu’s Snap version of Steam.
- If you are also not happy with Ubuntu’s snap version of Firefox, there is good news for you.
- MX Linux 23.2 was recently released with updated apps and Linux kernel.
- Fractal 6 is here with new settings for notifications, and various other improvements.
- Google has informed users of what using the incognito mode in Chrome really entails.
- SparkyLinux 2024.01 has debuted with support for PipeWire, installer updates and more.
Huawei has propped up a contender against the Linux kernel, it is called “Harmony kernel” with some pretty big claims.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
Here’s an interesting perspective on the cost of obtaining free software and the author’s feelings of guilt.
🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More
This terminal tuesday, learn about using scp command.
Bill takes a look at how CP/M shaped personal computing as we know it today.
A quick tip on finding the passwords of your old wifi connections.
📹 What we are watching
I interacted with Developer Nation on a podcast about community building. It’s a long video, around 45 minutes.
✨ Project highlights
Floorp is a nice Firefox fork that claims to be the most advanced Firefox derivative.
🧩 New quiz unit
This week’s quiz is for Firefox lovers
💡 Quick handy tip
If you are running multiple terminal windows with different active commands. Then, you can move between windows that are running separate commands by searching for the command name using GNOME shell search.
This works for multiple tabs in one terminal window too, where we can switch between tabs by entering the name of a command that is running in a particular tab.
Active commands are those that are not stopped after execution, but run continuously like top, less, .bashrc, etc.
🤣 Meme of the week
Ah, the beautiful duo!
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On January 24, 1984, Apple launched the first Macintosh computer at an event. Here’s a video of the launch. You can listen to the cheers of the attendees.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
Here’s a long-running thread where FOSSers share their desktop setup. You can add yours too!
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