FOSS Weekly #23.14: Immutable Linux Distros, Gedit Tweaks, Color Styles in Linux Mint & More

Ever heard of an immutable Linux system? Learn about them in this edition of FOSS Weekly.
Warp Terminal

There is a new 'breed' of Linux distros that has gotten popular in the last couple of years. They are 'immutable' by nature. Initially created for containers (used in DevOps), they are also coming for the general-purpose desktop.

By the way, I shared an April Fool's joke, which got people excited, humored and also disappointed. Why? Read it and find it :)

Apart from the tutorial series on Linux terminal basics and Rust programming, we are working on detailed guides on i3 customization and Ubuntu repositories. Yeah! You get to know our secrets ;)

Happy Easter if you celebrate it.

💬 Let's see what else you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly:

  • Tweaks to make Gedit work like a code editor
  • Linux Mint color styles
  • MusicPod app
  • And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes

📰 Linux News Round-up

Color Variants & Styles Are Coming to Linux Mint 21.2
New visual elements and options for Linux Mint Cinnamon. What do you think?

🛒 Linux eBooks Deal (Ending This Week)

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Ends on 10th April
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✅ Support Starlight Children’s Foundation with your purchase

Humble Tech Book Bundle: Linux MEGA Bundle by Packt
We’ve teamed up with Packt for our newest bundle. Get books like Mastering Linux Administration. Plus, pay what you want & support charity!

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Thomas Bandt tried Windows when preparing the first computer for his son. But that didn't work out as expected. He shares why in this article.

The Day Windows Died
As a longtime user of Windows, it was my first choice when preparing the first computer for my son. But that didn’t work out as expected.
On March 4, 1975, 19 years old Bill Gates formed Microsoft with his 22 years old friend Paul Allen. The company was created to develop software for Altair 8800 microprocessor. Hence, the company was named Microsoft.

I know that including this Microsoft trivia under an article about disliking Windows is ironic ;)

⛓️️Tutorial series

I know that FOSSers are loving these tutorial series. In the It's FOSS team, we also love to work on these series.

The terminal basics series is 80% complete. The eighth chapter deals with moving and renaming files and directories.

Linux Terminal Basics #8: Move Files and Folders
In the eighth chapter of the Terminal Basics series, learn about moving files and directories using the mv command in Linux.

The second chapter of the Rust series teaches you all about the variables.

Rust Basics Series #2: Using Variables and Constants
Move ahead with your Rust learning and familiarize yourself with Rust programs’ variables and constants.

‍✨ Fresh articles

Immutability is a concept in trend. Take a look at what options you have for an immutable Linux distribution.

8 Immutable Linux Distributions for Those Looking to Embrace the Future
Immutability is a concept in trend. Take a look at what are the options you have for an immutable Linux distribution.

Gedit may not be the default text editor in the latest versions of GNOME, but it is still an excellent application. Learn how to improve your 'coding experience' with these tweaks in Gedit.

10 Tweaks to Supercharge Gedit as Code Editor
Gedit is a good text editor. Turn it into a good code editor with these tips, tricks and tweaks.

📹 What we are watching

Homelabs for the tech-savvy people

📱‍✨ Application highlights

A pretty, minimal, and useful music player to tune in to your favorite songs, radio channels, and podcast networks.

MusicPod: A Beautiful Flutter-based Music, Radio, and Podcast Player for Ubuntu
A pretty, minimal, and useful music player to tune in to your favorite songs, radio channel, and podcast networks.

🤣 Linux Humor

But they should be, don't they?

Arch Manjaro Startrek meme

⏳Coming next week...

A hands-on, user experience review of TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro Linux laptop. It's a beast!

TUXEDO laptop

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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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