FOSS Weekly #23.06: Endless OS 5, Rookie Linux Mistakes, Grub Tutorials and More

This edition of FOSS Weekly is focused on Grub bootloader.
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Valentine week is here. Now, don't go professing your love for Linux by trying a new distro till 14th Feb ;)

Jokes apart, let's see what you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly.

💬 In this week's issue:

  • All about Grub bootloader
  • Common mistakes most new Linux users make
  • New releases of Endless OS and Escuelas Linux
  • And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes

📰 Linux News Round-up

Here is the selected news from the Linux world:

GNOME is (kind of) Bringing Back a Feature It Had Removed a Few Years Ago
GNOME design changes makes sense, as it brings back (sort of) a similar functionality that it removed earlier.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Thunderbird is getting ready for the big revamp.

Why We’re Rebuilding The Thunderbird Interface From Scratch
“Why does Thunderbird look so old, and why does it take so long to change?” Let’s answer that burning question with some important history.

Mistakes turn into experience.

Top 10 Mistakes New Linux Users Make
Every Linux user makes these rookie mistakes. Get to know them before you do, or have you already got into trouble?
Second Monday of February is observed as National Clean Your Computer Day. It falls on 13th Feb this year.

🎫 Event Alert: SCALE

The 20th edition of South California Linux Expo is scheduled for March 9-12 in Pasadena, CA (USA). It's FOSS is official media partner of the event. If you are near California and would like to attend the event, shoot me an email and I might get you a free pass.

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🪝Grab the Grub

Grub is one of the first screen you see when you start your Linux system. That's the case for most Linux distros. It is time you know more about Grub.

Linux Jargon Buster: What is Grub in Linux? What is it Used for?
If you ever used a desktop Linux system, you must have seen this screen. This is called the GRUB screen. Yes, it is written in all capital letters. In this chapter of the Linux Jargon Buster series, I’ll tell you what Grub is and what is it used for.

Grub doesn't follow the usual Linux commands. It has its own set of commands. Perhaps I'll create a tutorial on Grub commands later.

You can change the kernel parameters from grub before you even boot into the kernel. At time, it helps troubleshoot a Linux system frozen due to graphics drivers.

Grub looks boring, no? Just a couple of lines against a dark background. But you can customize several aspects of grub. While you can always do that by modifying the configuration files, Grub Customizer tool lets you do all that with the comfort of a GUI.

One of the most common usage is to change boot order in dual boot system. But there are more ways to customize it. Read about them in this tutorial.

Customize Grub to Get a Better Experience With Linux
Couple of Grub configuration tweaks to get better experience with multi-boot Linux system using Grub Customizer GUI tool.

🐧Linux learning resources

Don't understand a long Linux command expression? This website helps you understand it. Not 100% accurate but helps nonetheless. - match command-line arguments to their help text
match command-line arguments to their help text

📹 What we are watching

If you use Linux Mint or any other distribution with Cinnamon, you may find this video interesting.

📱Application highlights

Raven is a open source desktop news reader with flexible settings to optimize your experience. No login is required, and no personal data is collected. Just select the websites you want to curate articles from and enjoy!

GitHub - hello-efficiency-inc/raven-reader: 📖 All your articles in one place. Beautiful.
📖 All your articles in one place. Beautiful. Contribute to hello-efficiency-inc/raven-reader development by creating an account on GitHub.

A remote desktop software, the open source TeamViewer alternative, works out of the box, no configuration required.

RustDesk | Open source remote desktop software | The Open Source TeamViewer Alternative
Discover RustDesk, open source remote desktop software, open source TeamViewer alternative, control your desktop remotely. You have full control of your data, no concerns about security.

🤣 Linux Humor

The reality the big tech doesn't accept

Richard Stallman's Free Software running the internet meme

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Abhishek Prakash

Abhishek Prakash

Created It's FOSS 11 years ago to share my Linux adventures. Have a Master's degree in Engineering and years of IT industry experience. Huge fan of Agatha Christie detective mysteries 🕵️‍♂️

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