FOSS Weekly #23.18: Ubuntu 18.04 to Discontinue, Debian 12 Features, Qemu VM and More

Ubuntu 18.04 is ending soon and Debian 12 is coming soon. And the puzzles make a comeback on It's FOSS but with a twist.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is reaching its end of life by the end of the month. What to do now? We have a few suggestions. Debian 12 is gearing up for next month's launch. Time to check its features.

The motto of It's FOSS is to educate on Linux and open source. And this is why I don't want to restrict access to educational content. However, I also want to give 'something extra' to our Pro members to thank them for their support.

For that, we have created a puzzles section. Pro members can log in with their accounts and play the puzzles (crossword, find the word, etc.) online. This is fun content. So the paying supporters get extra, and everyone gets to read and learn from the educational content.

Win-win🤘

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

  • We continue our Rust Basics series
  • An early look at GNOME's new camera app
  • Interview with Stu Keroff, a teacher who built Linux-based computer lab
  • More Linux news, videos, and of course, memes!

📰 Linux News

Linux Mint 21.02 to feature revamped tooltips and notifications.

Ubuntu 18.04 is Reaching End of Life: Here’s What You Can Do
Ubuntu 18.04 is reaching end of life soon. Here’s what you need to know.
Debian 12 ‘Bookworm’ New Features and Release Date
Debian 12 is due for release soon. Learn more about its features and the release date.

🎙️Interview With Stu Keroff

Meet the teacher who makes learning Linux cool and exciting for students.

“Meet the Techs of Tomorrow Where They Are Today”: A Conversation With Stu Keroff
Meet the teacher who makes learning Linux cool and exciting for students.

🧮 Tutorials

Learn how to use conditional statements effectively in the sixth edition of our Rust Basics series.

Rust Basics Series #6: Using If Else
You can control the flow of your program by using conditional statements. Learn to use if-else in Rust.

Qemu is one of the fastest hypervisors out there for Linux. Learn to use it on Ubuntu (and perhaps other Linux distributions).

How to Install and Use Qemu on Ubuntu
Learn how to properly install Qemu in Ubuntu and then configure a Linux distro in VM.

📹 What we are watching

If you recently installed Ubuntu 23.04, you could benefit from this video.


✨ Application highlights

GNOME is working on revamping another of its core tool.

Say Cheese to the Future: Snapshot is GNOME’s Next-Gen Camera App
A new GNOME camera app starts sailing to replace the classic Cheese utility.

Control your Linux machine remotely using these tools! 🖥️🐧

8 Best Remote Desktop Tools for Linux
Here, we list the best remote desktop tools for Linux along with their pros and cons.

🛍️ Interesting offer

The folks over at No Starch Press have yet another useful bundle, this time for learning Python programming.

Be sure to check it out; a portion of the proceeds go to the Python Software Foundation.

Humble Tech Book Bundle: Python by No Starch
We’ve teamed up with No Starch Press for our newest bundle. Get books like Python for Kids and Beyond the Basic Stuff with Python. Plus, pay what you want & support charity!

🤣 Meme of the week

There is an impostor among us! Ubuntu users will understand :)


🗓️ Trivia

The 4th of May is observed as Star Wars Day. The date originates from the pun "May the Fourth be with you", a variant of the famous Star Wars catchphrase "May the Force be with you".

We, FOSSers, could rephrase it as 'May the FOSS be with you'?


🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

This week's puzzle is a crossword consisting of popular open source applications for Linux.

Puzzle of The Week
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

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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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