FOSS Weekly #23.43: New Peppermint Mini Distro, Remmina Guide and More Linux Stuff

Boo! Happy Halloween or is it Merry Christmas?
Warp Terminal

Why do programmers always mix up Halloween and Christmas?

“Because Oct 31 = Dec 25.”

(Octal 31 and Decimal 25 are equivalent, in case you needed more clarification)

I know that was a classic dad joke but since I am father of a 2 year old, I think I am allowed to crack dad jokes from time to time :)

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

  • Major releases for Geany and ONLYOFFICE
  • A new streaming app is here that supports multiple platforms.
  • Some interesting tips and tricks.
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

LBRY Inc is shutting down owing to several million dollars in debts.

The End of LBRY Inc.
View The End of LBRY Inc. on Odysee

🧮 Tips and Tutorials

Here's an extensive comparison between two popular password managers.

Bitwarden vs. Proton Pass: What’s The Best Password Manager?
What is your favorite open-source password manager?

Learn how to set up Remmina on Ubuntu for remote connections. This was a community suggestion by one of our forum members.

Using Remote Desktop Tool Remmina on Ubuntu
Here’s how to use Remmina on Ubuntu to connect to Linux or Windows remote systems.

A few tools that will help you identify duplicate files on your system.

How to Find Duplicate Files in Linux and Remove Them
Czkawka is a great GUI tool to find duplicate files on Linux and remove them. Rdfind and FDUPES also find the files with the same name on Linux, but in the command line way.

Here's a non-Snappy way to get the open source Chromium browser on Ubuntu.

Install Chromium Browser in Ubuntu Linux [Deb and Snap]
Learn to install Chromium browser in Ubuntu, both Snap and Deb version methods have been covered.

📹 What we are watching

A video by The Linux Cast showcasing the power of YaST!


✨ Project highlights

A new Peppermint Mini variant was recently introduced, we tested it out:

Peppermint Mini: A Lightweight Distro With All The Essentials
A mini edition of Peppermint OS.

🧩 New quizzes

As promised last week, here are more Halloween themed quizzes for you to enjoy 🎃

Halloween Special: Spooky Linux Commands Quiz
Spooky Linux commands. Can you guess them all?
Linux Halloween Quest
Go on a spooky journey, for the Halloween quest.

Ubuntu themed puzzle for the Plus members.

Puzzle of the Week: Label This #02: Ubuntu Release Versions
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

💡 Quick handy tip

You can set a keyboard accelerator to select all the content on the current terminal screen on GNOME Terminal.

From the Main Menu, go to Preferences → Shortcuts.

Then set an accelerator for the “Select All” function.

Now, if you press the key combination that you have assigned, all the contents of the current view will be selected.


🤣 Meme of the week

Checkmate!


🗓️ Tech Trivia

Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001. One of the most popular Windows version ever. More than a decade later, its discontinuation helped boost the desktop Linux user base.


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

FOSSers are discussing if there are lightweight word processors available.

Lighter weight word processor than LibreOffice?
I’m finding LibreOffice Write to be getting more and more obnoxious to use - mostly because it tries to hard to do everything FOR you, except if what it does isn’t what you want… I do NOT want my word processor to do formatting for me! I especially do NOT want it to CHANGE the format of things I’v…

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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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