FOSS Weekly #23.10: Nix Package Manager, DOSBox, GNOME Workspaces and More Linux Stuff

The latest and colorful edition of FOSS Weekly discusses package management in Nix OS among other things.
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Recently I was notified that It's FOSS was included among the top 50 Raspberry Pi blogs. Wow! That was pleasantly unexpected. Does that mean you'll be seeing more Raspberry Pi resources? Maybe :)

💬 Let's see what you have this week:

  • Get familiar with workspaces in Ubuntu
  • Continuation of NixOS and Terminal Basics series
  • Not everything is right with the USB-C industry
  • And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes

📰 Linux News Round-up

Nitrux 2.7 Debuts a New ISO for Maui Shell and KDE Plasma 5.27 LTS Upgrade
Nitrux 2.7 is an impressive upgrade with a new ISO offering to try its Maui shell.

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

USB-C Manufacturers are pulling off some pretty shady moves.

All About USB-C: Manufacturer Sins
People experience a variety of problems with USB-C. I’ve asked people online about their negative experiences with USB-C, and got a wide variety of responses, both on Twitter and on Mastodon.…
On March 8, 1979, Philips introduced the Compact Disc to the world at a press conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Sony and Philips cooperated to standardize on a 12 cm diameter disc as it would have enough audio data capacity to hold Beethoven’s 74-minute Ninth Symphony. 

⛓️️Tutorial series

In the latest chapter of the Linux Terminal Basics series for beginners, learn about creating new files using Linux commands.

Create New Files in Linux Terminal
In this chapter of Linux Terminal Basics series for beginners, learn about creating new files using Linux commands.

The Nix package manager vastly differs from the usual APT and DNF package managers.

NixOS Series #3: Add and Remove Packages
It can be a bit different when installing and removing packages in NixOS. Here, we explain it to make things easy.

‍🌱 Fresh on It's FOSS

Enjoy retro gaming on Linux with DOSBox.

Install DOSBox in Ubuntu to Play Retro Games
The DOSbox emulator lets you use the disk operating systems of the 80s. You can also use it to play retro games on Linux.

Written for Ubuntu, it should be valid for other distributions with the GNOME desktop environment.

Ubuntu Workspaces: Enabling, Creating, and Switching
Ubuntu workspaces let you dabble with multiple windows while keeping things organized. Here’s all you need to know.

📹 What we are watching

Something about customizing the LXQt desktop.

📱Application highlights

An interesting new instant messaging app.

SimpleX Chat: private and secure messenger without any user IDs (not even random)
SimpleX Chat - a private and encrypted messenger without any user IDs (not even random ones)! Make a private connection via link / QR code to send messages and make calls.

🤣 Linux Humor

They all look the same, don't they?

Linux helping low end PC 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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