FOSS Weekly #23.27: Peppermint OS, Warp Terminal, Math Bash and More

Red Hat fiasco continues and we have an opinion on it. Apart from that you see the continuation of our Bash Basics and Terminal Tuesday series.

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

  • Continuation of our Bash Basics series
  • A post-quantum-secure cloud storage solution is in the works by Tutanota
  • And other Linux news, videos, and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news


🧠 What we’re thinking about

Yeah... still cannot get over Red Hat's decision. Here's an opinion piece on why it's a bad move in the long run. It got quite a buzz in the last few days.

The Suicide Attempt by Red Hat [Opinion]
The latest decision to put Red Hat’s source code behind a paywall may hurt its direct competitors today but it will negatively impact Red Hat tomorrow.

🧮 Tutorials

In the fourth chapter of our Bash Basics series, learn to do basic mathematics in Bash.

Bash Basics Series #4: Arithmetic Operations
In the fourth chapter of the series, learn to use basic mathematics in Bash.

'ls' is the most used command in Linux; learn how to use it efficiently.

Using ls Command in Linux
ls is one of the simplest and most frequently used commands is Linux. Learn to use it effectively in this tutorial.

Remove unwanted software repositories from Ubuntu by following our guide.

Remove Software Repositories from Ubuntu [3 Easy Ways] 😎
From apt-add-repository to Software & Updates tool, here are several ways to remove software repositories from Ubuntu.

📹 What we are watching

If you like video podcasts, here's a good episode from The Linux Cast for Debian fans.


✨ Project highlights

Here's a nice little generator for Bash prompts.

Bash Prompt Generator
Create a custom PS1 variable for your Bash

A new terminal written in Rust and coupled with AI? But it needs to create account for using cloud features. I am not a fan of such approach.

GitHub - warpdotdev/Warp: Warp is a blazingly-fast modern Rust based GPU-accelerated terminal built to make you and your team more productive.
Warp is a blazingly-fast modern Rust based GPU-accelerated terminal built to make you and your team more productive. - GitHub - warpdotdev/Warp: Warp is a blazingly-fast modern Rust based GPU-accel…

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

Guess various file managers in the Linux desktop ecosystems in this puzzle.

Puzzle of The Week: Acrostic #02: File Managers
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

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💡 Quick handy tip

In GNOME's Nautilus file manager, you can drop a folder into the terminal and it converts to its absolute path.

For example, cd <drag and drop a folder> will enter to the directory.

Even better use is with the files. Let's say you have a deb file to install.

You type part of it and drop it like this: sudo apt install <drag the deb file>

It will give you the absolute path of the deb file.

Give it a try.


🤣 Meme of the week

Do you agree?


🗓️ Tech Trivia

On July 4, 1956, MIT's Whirlwind became the first ever computer to allow user interaction through a keyboard. Before that, user inputs were provided through dials, switches and punch cards.


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

An interesting thread by two of our dedicated community members, Neville and Rosika on the inner workings of the 'virt-manager package' which uses qemu/KVM to run virtual machines inside a host Linux system.

Communication between host and guest VM when using virt-manager
This is a joint post by @nevj and @Rosika and It reports on our collaborative investigations into the virt-manager package which uses qemu/KVM to run virtual machines inside a host Linux system. In particular we have looked at various ways of communicating between a guest Linux system running i…

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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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