FOSS Weekly #23.23: openSUSE 15.5, GNOME 45 New Features, Tail Command and More

Get familiar with tail and cowsay commands. Learn new tips and tricks on GNOME desktop along with all the major Linux news this week.
Warp Terminal

The Terminal Basics series provided a good starting point for getting comfortable with the Linux command line.

A Linux command and its usage will be featured every Tuesday to take the learning further. For this week, you get the tail command.

Apart from this, two new tutorial series are in the works; bash scripting and openSUSE.

The bash script series will start to mark the 11th birthday of It's FOSS on 14th June 🎂

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📰 Linux news

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Red Hat decided to stop working on the RPM version of LibreOffice in favor of Flatpak. Here's an opinion that justifies this move.

The distribution model is changing
One of the nice things about being on sabbatical is I get to say things like “You should be happy that RHEL is dropping LibreOffice RPMs” without the fear of being kicked out a room you didn’t want to be in the first place. I have been talking for a

🧮 Tutorials

Improve your Linux command knowledge each week with a new command. This week, learn about the tail command.

Using tail Command in Linux [5 Examples]
The tail command is one of the several ways to display file contents or part of it. You can also live monitor changes made to files with it. Here are some common examples.

Want to have some fun on the command line? Try this

Moo! There is a Cow in My Linux Terminal
The cowsay is a fun little Linux command line utility that can be enjoyed in so many ways. Here are several examples.

Prevent Ubuntu (or should I say GNOME) from locking the screen or going into sleep mode after every few minutes of inactivity.

How to Prevent Ubuntu from Going into Sleep Mode
Leave the system for five minutes and it goes into sleep mode? Here’s what you can do to get rid of this annoyance.

📹 What we are watching

You read about Neofetch usage here but now you also see it in action.

✨ Application highlights

Formerly known as PulseEffects,Easy Effects provides limiter, compressor, convolver, equalizer and auto volume and many other plugins for PipeWire applications

GitHub - wwmm/easyeffects: Limiter, compressor, convolver, equalizer and auto volume and many other plugins for PipeWire applications
Limiter, compressor, convolver, equalizer and auto volume and many other plugins for PipeWire applications - GitHub - wwmm/easyeffects: Limiter, compressor, convolver, equalizer and auto volume and…

💡 Quick Linux tip

Ubuntu and other Dash to Dock GNOME extension users can enable the 'click to minimize' option using this command:

gsettings set click-action 'minimize'
Click to minimize in GNOME

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

Learn and play. Learn the Linux directory structures first and test your knowledge by playing the puzzle.

Puzzle of The Week: Matching Pairs #1: Linux directory structure
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

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🤣 Meme of the week

Oh, Windows, when will you stop?

🗓️ Tech Trivia

Alexey Pajitnov first released the game Tetris in the USSR on June 6, 1984. Tetris is the most popular puzzle video game of all time.

There is a Tetris version available in the Linux terminal. It's called Bastet. You can install the bastet package and enjoy this legendary game:

Tetris like game in Linux terminal

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

Community member Doron shared a quick troubleshooting tip for the pulseaudio issue he encountered in Arch Linux.

Arch linux pulseaudio cutting out randomly? Here’s what you do
So I just had an interesting issue where my audio would cut out randomly. No rhyme or reason to it, didn’t matter what browser I was using. It would seem pulseaudio likes to idle on …well … idle, and suspend the audio sources. Here’s what you can do about it : pactl list sinks there will be a who…

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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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