FOSS Weekly #23.49: Sudo Tweaks, Ubuntu Starters, Zorin 17, Cinnamon 6 and More

Discover what's new in KDE Plasma 6 and Cinnamon 6. Also explore the hidden powers of the sudo command.

Website UX changes first ✨

There is now a dedicated form page to inform me about any grammatical or technical error in an article. Alert and dedicated readers have been using the comment section or emailing me about issues they noticed in the article. A dedicated form entry will make it easier to take action on these suggestions.

The link to this page is at the very bottom of every page and it is called 'Article Needs to be Updated?'.

I could not think of a better title and placement. Suggestions are welcome to improve the location, title or the entire update mechanism.

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

  • A new Cinnamon desktop release.
  • Sudo tips and tweaks
  • A new collection of Ubuntu tutorials for the beginners
  • Important details regarding the KDE Plasma 6 release.
  • Some interesting details about the upcoming Zorin 17 release.
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news

  • Open source web-based e-mail client, Roundcube has found a new home with Nextcloud.
  • The Cinnamon 6.0 release has debuted with experimental Wayland support.
  • Godot 4.2 is the latest major release for the popular open-source game engine.
  • Mageia has taken a step towards enhancing the experience for gamers and creators.
  • Zorin OS 17 is all set to redefine the user experience you expect from a Linux distribution.
  • MauiKit version 3.0.2 is here, dubbed as the most comprehensive user interface toolkit.

KDE Plasma 6 is set to be released on February 28, 2024. Here's what you can expect:

KDE Plasma 6 Unwrapped: 6 Features to Elevate Your Experience
KDE Plasma 6 sounds impressive. Learn what’s in store for you.

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

A curious case of imitation, and the original creator's thoughts on it.

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🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

Yes. The simple looking sudo command can be tweaked and configured. Though, it's not for everyone, but something good to know about.

7 Ways to Tweak Sudo Command in Linux
Unleash the power of sudo with these tips 💪

I revamped this page to collect tutorials into sections that would help new users to get started with Ubuntu more smoothly. If you are active in various Linux forums and someone asks 'how do I start using Ubuntu', you may direct them to this page.

Getting Started With Ubuntu
New to Ubuntu? Start here. Learn to use Ubuntu with these tutorials for beginners.

Here are some of the most privacy-focused browsers around:

5 Most Privacy Focused Web Browsers
The best privacy-friendly web browsers that you can try!

📹 What we are watching

More like what we are creating 😁


✨ Project highlights

Looking for a modern and minimal alternative to GnuCash?

A Sleek-Looking Linux App to Manage Your Personal Finance
Perfect desktop app for Linux to manage finances!

🧩 New quizzes

It's simple. You see an outline of a logo. It belongs to either a distribution or an application.

Guess the Apps and Distros (From Their Hidden Logo)
There is a an image that may resemble the logo of a Linux distro or a popular open source software. Can you guess them all?

It's FOSS Plus users can play this reorder puzzle on Linux commands.

Puzzle of the Week: Reorder#2: Arrange Linux Commands
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

💡 Quick handy tip

You can easily pin tabs on Firefox, just right-click on a tab, then click on “Pin Tab”.


🤣 Meme of the week

But the Wiki is the best thing already ;)


🗓️ Tech Trivia

American computer scientist Grace Hopper was born on December 9, 1906. She is credited with the term 'debugging' for physically removing an actual bug (moth) from the relay of a computer in 1947.


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FOSSers discuss which email client is better than Thunderbird.

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Hi, I’ve been using Thunderbird for several years, but I’d like to try another email client that might be better than Thunderbird. Do you know of a better email client than Thunderbird? I’ve already seen this link from It’s FOSS, but do you know of any better ones that aren’t on this list? Thank you Jorge

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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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