FOSS Weekly #23.08: Kernel 6.2 Raspberry Pi Debugger, 40 FOSS Android Apps and More

Announcing a new tutorial series on NixOS.
Warp Terminal

Linux may be tough, but you are tougher 💪

💬 What you get in this week's issue:

  • Terminal Basics series continues with a new chapter on making directories
  • Beginning of a Nix OS starter series
  • Twitter and DreamWorks plan to open source some of their tech
  • And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes

📰 Linux News Round-up

It’s Here! New Linux Kernel 6.2 Arrives With Full Intel Arc Graphics Support
Linux Kernel 6.2 release is here!

🫶 Newsletter sponsor: pCloud

This edition of FOSS Weekly is supported by pCloud, a Swiss-based cloud storage service provider. They are one of the few services that provide native Linux applications. Apart from manually choosing essential files to store, you can even back up your entire desktop in the cloud. Their lifetime pricing is pocket friendly, as you don't have to pay monthly fee.

pCloud - File Security Made Simple | pCloud
pCloud is the most secure encrypted cloud storage, where you can store your personal files or backup your PC or share your business documents with your team!

🧠 What we’re thinking about

An interesting analogy to the recent AI sensation.

ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web
OpenAI’s chatbot offers paraphrases, whereas Google offers quotes. Which do we prefer?
On 18th February 1911, Frenchman Henri Pequet made the first official air mail delivery in Allahabad, India, moving 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles for the US folks) away.

⛓️️Tutorial series

At present, there are two tutorial series being published each week.

You are already familiar with the Terminal Basics series helping new users get familiar with the Linux commands. Here's the latest chapter in the series.

Making Directories in Linux Terminal
Learn to make new folders in the Linux command line in this part of the Terminal Basics tutorial series.

We've started a new series focused on Nix OS. It's a lesser-known but pretty unique distro for experienced Linux users. Here's the first chapter of the six-part series.

6 Reasons Why Should You Consider Using NixOS Linux
NixOS is an exciting distribution. Let’s take a look why you might want to give it a try.

Stay tuned for more in these series.

📲Open source Android

Here are various kinds of open source apps for your Android smartphone and tablet.

40+ Best Open Source Android Apps
The best open source Android apps. Replace the proprietary options to enjoy a potentially better experience!

If you are experienced and experimental, you may explore these Google-less Android ROMs.

6 De-Googled Android-based Operating Systems
Concerned about your privacy or want to give another life to your smartphone? You could consider these Android distributions and custom ROMs.

📹 What we are watching

This is for fun only. Don't try this at home :)

📱Application highlights

Simple TUI frontend for paru or yay AUR helpers.

GitHub - Vonr/parui: Simple TUI frontend for paru or yay.
Simple TUI frontend for paru or yay. Contribute to Vonr/parui development by creating an account on GitHub.

A human-friendly and fast alternative to cut and (sometimes) awk.

GitHub - theryangeary/choose: A human-friendly and fast alternative to cut and (sometimes) awk
A human-friendly and fast alternative to cut and (sometimes) awk - GitHub - theryangeary/choose: A human-friendly and fast alternative to cut and (sometimes) awk

🤣 Linux Humor

That's what some hardcore Linux users do :)

Linux helping low end PC meme
No offense Windows

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About the author
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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