FOSS Weekly #23.20: risiOS Distro, Plasma 6, Distrohopping, FOSSverse and More

Introducing FOSSverse, concluding Rust Basics series and looking at the upcoming KDE Plasma 6 features.
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FOSSverse? What's that?

It's basically the idea of unifying all things It's FOSS with a single member account. When logged in to It's FOSS, you can automatically log in to the comment section with the same profile. That was the first part.

The same member account is now valid on the It's FOSS Community. You don't have to manage a separate account for the Community anymore. Pro members also get 'Pro' badge on their profile in the Community.

Still not part of the It's FOSS Community? That's the place where you can ask your questions and clear your doubts. Do join.

In the last step towards FOSSverse, the same member account will also be valid on It's FOSS News. Pro member accounts are already synced between the portals.

Eventually, you will have the same identity across the FOSSverse (all It's FOSS web portals). I am super excited about it 🤩 and I welcome your feedback on this idea.

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

  • First look at Fedora-based risiOS Linux distro
  • Concluding the Rust series
  • Linux Mint update guide
  • And other Linux news, videos, puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux News

The upcoming KDE Plasma 6 has some interesting features in the bag.

KDE Plasma 6 Plans Revealed: Includes 5 New Exciting Default Settings
KDE Plasma 6 sounds impressive. Learn what’s in store for you.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Modern problems require modern solutions (not in the meme sense).

Asahi Linux To Users: Please Stop Using X.Org
Asahi Linux lead developer Hector Martin issued a lengthy post encouraging users of this Apple Silicon focused Linux distribution to stop using X.Org as Wayland is the future.

🛍️ Interesting offers for Linux users

Linux Foundation is running a limited-time offer which should be helpful for people looking to make a career in Linux and DevOps. Check the details here.

Linux Foundation training promo
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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!
Last 4 days to get it

🧮 Tutorials

The Rust Basics Series comes to an end. The last chapter consists of a relatively complex program that covers most of the concepts you learned in the earlier chapters of the series.

A new Rust series for intermediate users will be published after a pause. Stay Rusty.

Rust Basics Series #8: Write the Milestone Rust Program
In the final chapter of the Rust Basics Series, recall the concepts you learned and write a somewhat complex Rust program.

While the Updater tool is straightforward, it may still seem overwhelming to absolutely new Linux Mint users. And hence this guide.

Beginner’s Guide to System Updates in Linux Mint
New to Linux Mint? It has an excellent system updater tool. Learn about this tool and the best practices you should follow.

On a distrohopping spree? Be good and avoid these 'sins'.

7 Deadly Sins of Linux Distrohopping
What are you doing wrong with distro-hopping? Can you do it better? Yes, you can. Here, we tell you how.

📹 What we are watching

Or more like what we are showing because we have a new video on our YouTube channel after a long time :)

✨ Project highlights

New week, new Linux distro. It's not that I try to introduce you to a new distro each week. It just happens involuntarily. Trust me 😉

risiOS: An Easy-to-Use Fedora-based Linux Distribution
Are you a fan of Fedora? You might like risiOS for its tweaks and out-of-the-box utilities.

Just a reminder that a new reminder app is in works 😸

Reminders: A Nifty Open-Source Linux App To Help You Get Things Done
You’re doing the best you can, but reminders can still help!

🤣 Meme of the week

The meme complements the Distrohopping article :)

🗓️ Tech Trivia

On May 13, 1980, Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel, and Xerox jointly announced the Ethernet network specification. Ethernet is still the predominant networking standard.

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

A new crossword that challenges you to identify computing legends.

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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