FOSS Weekly #23.13: New blendOS Linux Distro, New Rust Series, Ubuntu Cinnamon and More

This week sees the start of a new Rust tutorial series and takes a look at blendOS Linux distro.
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The NixOS series was concluded last week. Though NixOS is a lesser-known, niche distro, the series was appreciated by many FOSSers (It's FOSS readers).

This has given us the confidence boost to work on more tutorial series. openSUSE and Gentoo are on our target for the next distro series.

We are also starting a Rust tutorial series for beginners this week. For those who are into coding, this will provide a solid learning base for Rust programming.

💬 Let's see what else you have this week:

  • blendOS, a blend of all kinds of distributions
  • Beginning of Rust tutorial series
  • And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes

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📰 Linux News Round-up

Ubuntu Cinnamon Gets Official Ubuntu Flavor Status
A Cinnamon edition to the mix of Ubuntu flavors. Perfect!

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

Layoffs in the tech industry show no sign of stopping. Not just in the US, it's happening even in cost-effective geographies. This is the case when AI is still at the doorstep. As it picks up pace, Goldman Sachs predicts it will cut over 300 million jobs in the next ten years.

GitHub slashes engineering team in India
GitHub, the popular developer platform owned by Microsoft, has laid off virtually its entire engineering team in India.
On March 25, 1996, the movie Twister became the first feature film released on DVD in the United States.

⛓️️Tutorial series

This is the beginning of a new series. Rust is an increasingly popular programming language. It is also the only language other than C to be allowed in Linux Kernel.

Rust Basics Series #1: Hello World Program in Rust
In the first chapter of the Rust programming series, you learn to write and execute your first program in Rust.

The Terminal Basics series continues and in the seventh chapter, learn about copying files and directories.

Copy Files and Directories in Linux Command Line
Learn how to copy files and directories in Linux using the command line in this part of the Terminal Basics series.

‍✨ Project highlight

A new immutable Linux distro from the creator of Ubuntu Unity.  

blendOS Aims to Replace All Linux Distributions
Ubuntu Unity’s lead has come up with a new distro that sounds like something everyone might want to keep an eye on.

📹 What we are watching

A distro for Anime fans? Well, why not!

📱Application highlights

An advanced emoji picker for Linux

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🤣 Linux Humor

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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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