FOSS Weekly #23.30: Xero Linux, GyroFlow Video Editor, RPM on Ubuntu, Ventoy Guide and More

New video on Xero Linux, first look at GyroFlow editor and the regular assortment of tips and tutorials.

The Bash Basics series is nearing its end. A Virtual Box series will follow it and it will cover everything from the installation to VM creation, backup, restore etc.

So, in 2023, we have had Terminal Basics, Rust Basics, Bash Basics and NixOS series so far. I plan to publish three more series by the end of the year. I hope you are enjoying them 😎

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

  • Inkscape has received a new release with many new features.
  • We take a look at Gyroflow, an open-source video editor.
  • Continuation of our Bash Basics series.
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news


🧠 What we’re thinking about

Arm has expanded its open-source partnerships in a bid to increase its commitment to open collaboration.

Arm expands open-source partnerships to reinforce commitment to open collaboration
Arm supports thousands of open-source projects in all segments, from the cloud to the edge and endpoint, with several recently expanded partnerships and commitments across the global open-source community.

🧮 Tips and Tutorials

Get familiar with the if-else statements in Bash.

Bash Basics Series #7: If Else Statement
If this, then that else something else. Doesn’t make sense? It will after you learn about the if-else statements in bash shell scripting.

Ventoy is an excellent tool for all your bootable USB needs. Learn more about using it.

Install and Use Ventoy on Ubuntu [Complete Guide]
Tired of flashing USB drives for every ISO? Get started with Ventoy and get the ability to easily boot from ISOs.

Don't try this one just for fun. In the rare circumstance when you don't have any other option, this could be of help.

Install RPM Packages in Ubuntu (If You Really Need to)
In desperate need of installing an application that is only available in RPM package? Here’s how you may convert RPM to DEB file.

Add color to your Gedit life ;)

Install and Use Additional Gedit Color Themes
Don’t like the default looks for the Gedit text editor? You can surely try to change the color themes. Here’s how to do that.

📹 What we are watching

A quick look at the beautiful Arch-based Xero Linux


✨ Project highlights

Gyroflow is an interesting open-source video editor that can be used to stabilize videos using the motion data from the camera.

Gyroflow: An Open-Source App to Stabilize Video Footage
A free and open-source app to smoothen your videos with stabilization? Sounds impressive! Let’s check it out!

Rare is a neat open-source alternative to Epic Games launcher.

Rare: Open-Source Epic Games Launcher Alternative
Want to try playing games from Epic Games Store? Rare is an excellent option to explore.

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

Debian fan or not, here's a Jigsaw puzzle for you to get the universal operating system (i.e. Debian) in the correct order.

Puzzle of The Week: Jigsaw #1: Debian
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

🛍️ Interesting deal for you

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Part of the purchase gets donated to Code for America.

Humble Tech Book Bundle: DevOps 2023 by O’Reilly
We’ve teamed up with O’Reilly for our newest bundle. Get books for software engineers and IT operations professionals. Pay what you want & support charity!

💡 Quick handy tip

Mozilla Firefox has a built-in screenshot tool. Right click on an empty space in Firefox and select Take Screenshot option.

You'll see the option to take screenshots like the one below.

Take screenshot in Firefox

You can select an area or the entire page (from top right corner) and save the screenshot.


🤣 Meme of the week

You should update your IDs from time-to-time folks!


🗓️ Tech Trivia

Commodore's Amiga 1000
Commodore's Amiga 1000 | Courtesy Wikimedia

On July 23, 1985, Commodore's Amiga 1000 was released. It was perhaps the first personal computer with features like multitasking, color graphics and stereo sound.


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

FOSSers in the Community are discussing about how they can bring more people to use open source software. Got ideas? Join the discussion.

How can I get my friends to use OSS?
I’ll be honest, I don’t use Libre Office that much, and when I do use it to transfer my notes from my note pad to my computer with Libre Office Writer. Since you are a writer, you likely have more experience with Libre Office than me, so you are more likely to know what features Libre Office has ove…

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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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