For years, the focus of It's FOSS has been on desktop Linux. This is the reason why we mostly go for GUI solutions and tools.
Though this is not changing, knowing the basic Linux commands gives you an edge while troubleshooting.
And hence I am starting a new series this week. It's called 'Terminal Basics'. I aim to give you a base for doing some of the common things in the Linux command line.
The tutorials are written in an interactive 'do it while you read it' manner. I have also added simple exercises to practice what you learn. You can further discuss your solutions and doubts in the community forum.
Here's the first part of the series. Even if you are experienced with the commands, please give it a read and provide feedback by replying to this mail or leaving a comment.
💬 Let's see what else you get in this week's issue:
- KDE Plasma 5.27 release, among other news
- Markdown guides
- And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes
📰 Linux News Round-up
- CrossOver 22.1 arrived at the scene.
- Fedora's new Anaconda Web UI installer is looking good.
- A proposed change to Google's Go programming language will be controversial.
- ONLYOFFICE has added ChatGPT and Zoom integration.
- A worrisome report has shed light on over 700 malicious packages in npm and PyPI.
- Mozilla has given us a sneak peek at the major UI overhaul of Thunderbird.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
It looks like Linux Lite has integrated an AI helper onto the distro. They may be one of the very first ones to do so!
Markdown is everywhere. You can write technical documents or take personal notes. It can be rendered beautifully on the web so you can write blogs in Markdown. Many applications like Discord also support Markdown syntax for formatting the content.
Here's a beginner's guide to help you learn Markdown.
There are several variants of Markdown. One of them is for creating R programming-related documents. Here are some details on it.
🐧Linux learning resources
I stumbled across a new Bash scripting book that is available for free legally. You can download it from its official GitHub repository.
📹 What we are watching
Take a look at the newly released KDE Plasma 5.27.
A minimal-looking software tool with essential features, Design aims to be a nice 2D CAD option for Linux users.
🎫 Event Alert: Open Source Summit North America
Open Source Summit is the premier event for open source developers, technologists, and community leaders to collaborate, share information, solve problems, and gain knowledge, furthering open source innovation and ensuring a sustainable open source ecosystem. It is the gathering place for open-source code and community contributors.
The event will be taking place in May in Vancouver, Canada.
It's FOSS is a media partner of this event. If you are willing to attend the event, you can get a 20% discount on the tickets using coupon code OSSNA23FOSS20.
🤣 Linux Humor
Can any of the current-gen proprietary OSes do that? :P
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