FOSS Weekly #24.11: Kernel 6.8, VLC Streaming, LVM Guide, UPT and More

VLC adding streaming media feature? Yes, that's a possibility.
Warp Terminal

I hope you're having a fantastic week! Welcome to another edition of FOSS Weekly newsletter.

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

  • Fedora dropping X11 support.
  • Beginner's guide to Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • A major Linux kernel release.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
  • This edition of FOSS Weekly is supported by Netdata.

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📰 Linux news

A major release is here in the form of Linux kernel 6.8, it will be offered on the upcoming Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release too.

Linux Kernel 6.8 Released! Goes Big On Hardware Support
Raspberry Pi 5 graphics, Intel Xe, Snapdragon, Nintendo, you name it. You will probably find it here.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Another product joins the Microsoft graveyard, but it is still not as big as Google's.

Microsoft is killing support for running Android apps on Windows 11
Users will no longer be able to install Android apps on Windows 11 starting next year.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

Our guide will take you through the basics of the Logical Volume Manager (LVM).

A Beginner’s Guide to LVM in Linux
Get started with the basics of LVM (Logical Volume Manager) and efficiently manage the disk space on your Linux system.

Not in the mood? Then you can refer to our list of the best productivity tools that can help your workflow.

10 Ways to be More Productive on Linux Desktop
These tips and tools will help you increase your productivity in a Linux environment.

📹 What we are watching

A YT video from It's FOSS after a long pause.

✨ Project highlights

UPT is a frontend for APT, DNF, APK, Zypper and many more package managers.

UPT: Universal Package Management Tool for Linux
One command to rule them all! Or more like one command to manage all the packages on all the distributions.

Practice your typing in the terminal ⌨️

GitHub - kraanzu/smassh: Smassh your Keyboard, TUI Edition
Smassh your Keyboard, TUI Edition. Contribute to kraanzu/smassh development by creating an account on GitHub.

🧩 New quiz unit

This week's quiz is for the Linux gaming enthusiasts.

Linux Gaming Galore: Trivia Edition
We’re proud of where gaming on Linux is now! Let’s see what you know about it.

💡 Quick handy tip

In Dolphin File Manager, you can bring the Toolbar to the top, bottom, left or right. To do this, right-click on an empty space on the toolbar and uncheck the “Lock Toolbar Positions” button.

Now, right-click on the newly appearing handle on the left, and then select Orientation > Your required orientation.

You can lock it again by re-enabling the “Lock Toolbar Positions” option, to make it lock on the new position.

🤣 Meme of the week

Open-source is the foundation, never let it go weak!

🗓️ Tech Trivia

Kali Linux turned 11 on 13 March. Originally, Kali Linux was called BackTrack Linux and it was based on Ubuntu. In 2013, the project revamped into Kali Linux, using Debian as base.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

FOSSers are taking a stroll down the UNIX memory lane.

Unix history stuff

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About the author
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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