There are nearly 2,000 articles on It's FOSS. It's impossible to display them all on the homepage and sometimes you won't even know that we have covered the topic you are looking for.
This is why I am collecting useful tips and tutorials on a single topic and put them at a place where you can easily find them.
One such example is this article on Ubuntu's repository mechanism. I have collected various tutorials and explainers related to Ubuntu's repository management and streamlined them in a course-like sequence.
I hope you like these resource articles.
💬 Let's see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- GNOME has some neat updates in the pipeline
- New releases of MX Linux and Zorin OS
- First look at easyOS Linux distro
- And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- A new way of window management is in the works for GNOME.
- Similarly, the Activities button could be replaced with a Pill-shaped button on GNOME.
- MX Linux 23 was recently released with a Debian 12 base.
- Google's controversial Web Environment Integrity proposal has been dismissed by many.
As one of the most beautiful Linux distributions, Zorin OS's new release features a few key improvements.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
A very concerning revelation has been made, where it was found that almost 40% of the Ubuntu user base is vulnerable to new privilege elevation flaws.
🧮 Tips and Tutorials
The penultimate chapter in the Bash Basics series is all about loops.
Ever wondered where the color comes from in the ls command output?
Bill takes a look at Compiz in this Jargon Buster article.
📹 What we are watching
You can now install and test the latest RUST-based Cosmic desktop on Pop!_OS.
✨ Project highlights
A new experimental distro in active development
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
In this puzzle, you'll discover various unique and self-standing Linux distributions that are not based on any other. Your mission is to label each distribution with its correct name based on the provided hints and illustrations.
🛍️ DevOps eBooks deal
Expand your DevOps skills and solve a range of engineering & IT issues with this bundle of books from O’Reilly. Learn how to harness service mesh technology in Consul: Up and Running. Discover best practices for managing reliable and sustainable systems in Modern System Administration.
Part of the purchase gets donated to Code for America.
💡 Quick handy tip
In GNOME, you can use the Media Controls extension to get a preview of what's being played and quickly control it.
It works even for videos playing in a web browser tab.
🤣 Meme of the week
Learn to count, maybe?
🗓️ Tech Trivia
openSUSE project will be turning 18 on 9th August. Here's some root beer to celebrate the occasion.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
An interesting discussion about whether or not a Ph.D. in IT is a good idea. Any suggestions?
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