FOSS Weekly #23.25: ONLYOFFICE, Clipboard App, Bash Variables and More Linux Stuff

The bash basic series continues and so does the Linux learning.
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💬 Let's see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:


📰 Linux news

ONLYOFFICE 7.4 was recently released with drawing support, radar charts, plugins upgrade and more.

Open Source Microsoft Office Alternative ONLYOFFICE Releases Version 7.4
There is a new release of the awesome ONLYOFFICE.

Similarly, SoftMaker Office 2024 (non-FOSS) recently introduced ChatGPT and DeepL integration.

SoftMaker Office 2024 Releases With Integrated ChatGPT and DeepL
SoftMaker is a well-known office suite for Linux and other platforms. Check out its latest release here.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

The predictions of Richard Stallman have become a reality, and copyleft is becoming increasingly important.

We need more of Richard Stallman, not less
We need more of Richard Stallman, not less écrit par Ploum, Lionel Dricot, ingénieur, écrivain de science-fiction, développeur de logiciels libres.

🧮 Tutorials

Continue the journey to the Bash world with the second chapter in the Bash Basics series.

Bash Basics #2: Use Variables in Bash Scripts
In this chapter of the Bash Basics series, learn about using variables in Bash scripts.

This week's #TerminalTuesday covers the simple but essential cd command.

Using cd Command in Linux
Learn about using one of the basic but essential Linux commands that is used for switching directories.

Embrace Flatpak on Ubuntu with this new guide.

Install and Use Flatpak on Ubuntu
Ubuntu may come with Snap by default but you could still enjoy the Flatpak universal packages on it.

📹 What we are watching

NixOS is getting more attention these days.


✨ Application highlights

Here's a clipboard app that offers a lot of functionality.

Meet ‘Clipboard’: An Open-Source App That Aims to Turn Up Your Productivity
The clipboard app is a useful open-source tool with lots of features to improve your productivity.

Take control of your emails by opting for one of these open-source email servers.

12 Best Open Source Email Servers
Here’s a list of open-source mail servers that you can use to send/receive emails and store mail.

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Test your bash knowledge with this unique collection of bash challenges.

Pro members can get two additional books on Linux commands and Bash on this page. You have to be logged in, of course.

Pro Member Resources
It’s FOSS Pro members have more benefits now 🤩 Here are two premium ebooks that are available for purchase by everyone. Learn Linux Quickly - Linux Commands for BeginnersLearn Linux Quickly doesn’t assume any prior Linux knowledge, which makes it a perfect fit for beginners. Nevertheless, inter…

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

Guess the popular Linux applications in the form of scrambled words.

Puzzle of The Week: Word Scramble #2: Guess Popular Linux Apps
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

🛍️ Interesting deals for you

Learn today’s most popular coding languages with this bundle of DRM-free e-books from O’Reilly. Your purchase also supports Code for America.

Humble Tech Book Bundle: Popular Programming Languages 2023 by O’Reilly
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Internxt is offering 2 TB cloud storage for a mere €10.79 a year as part of their summer sale.

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Sign up for an Internxt secure cloud storage subscription and get access to our monthly newsletter filled with the latest tech news and updates.

🤣 Meme of the week

We can only hope for that day to come!


🗓️ Tech Trivia

On June 18, 1979, Microsoft introduced BASIC for 8086 16-bit microprocessors. This was a stepping stone for Microsoft as it partnered with Seattle Computer Products.

In 1980, IBM wanted to use CP/M operating system for its upcoming PC. The talks failed with CP/M creator Gary Kildall. In 1981, IBM awarded a contract to Microsoft for developing a CP/M like operating system.

Instead of developing it from scratch, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone, 86-DOS, from Seattle Computer Products and sold it to IBM as PC DOS (later to be known as MS DOS).


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

You can now request a tutorial through our Community platform.

Topic Ideas
<strong>Could not find a tutorial on It’s FOSS? You can request your tutorial or suggest a topic here.</strong>

And there are no 'small questions' in the Community. You got a question? Ask away.

Ubuntu 23.04 Plethora of updates
For several weeks my two installations of Ubuntu 23.04 have been getting small “Ubuntu Base” or other system updates several times a week, even twice in one day. Is this normal? I’ve started to wonder if these things are legitimate. I know 23.04 is an “interim” version, so maybe it’s normal.

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Abhishek Prakash

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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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