FOSS Weekly #24.13: Fedora 40 Features, Lingmo OS, Nano Editor Tips and More

Take a look at the best features in the upcoming Fedora 40.
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💬 Let's see what else you get in this edition:

  • KDE global themes causing data deletion.
  • A modern, Rust-based alternative to NVIDIA Nouveau driver.
  • Fedora 40 features.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
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📰 Linux news

  • KDE has had to clarify the risks behind installing global themes on KDE Plasma.
  • Ubuntu 24.04 LTS wallpapers are here, with both official and community offerings.
  • Nova is a new, Rust-based alternative to Nouveau that is aimed towards newer NVIDIA GPUs.
Fedora 40 Features: I like the subtle changes!
What can you expect with Fedora 40? Here’s everything you need to know.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

An interesting read as to how Valve managed to shoot their Steam Deck OLED launch trailer.

Steam News - We Built An Orb: The making of the Steam Deck OLED launch trailer - Steam News
Back in November we announced the Steam Deck OLED. It’s available now, and though it’s got a bunch of great improvements like longer battery life, faster downloads, and better repairability, the star is its ultra-bright HDR OLED screen. When the launch was on the horizon, we got together and started to plan the announcement trailer. We knew early on that we wanted to shoot something in-house, and we wanted to shoot it practically (with actual cameras) to show off the new screen.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

Nano can do a lot of things that not many people are aware of.

10 Tips to Get More Out of Nano Editor
Learn and use these tips and tricks to utilize lesser known Nano editor features.

You could also check disk usage using your terminal with Gdu.

Check Disk Usage Faster in Linux With Gdu Command
The gdu command gives a more streamlined way of checking the directory sizes and disk usage analysis. Works faster on SSDs.

Love dark mode? Use it in LibreOffice too.

How to Go Full Dark Mode With LibreOffice
Want to use LibreOffice in complete dark mode? Here’s what you need to do for that in Linux.

📹 What we are watching

KDE's Dolphin file manager can be tweaked to your liking. Watch some of them in action in this video.

✨ Project highlights

This seems like an interesting new distro.

Lingmo OS: A Lightweight and Modern Linux Distro to Challenge Deepin
A lightweight alternative to Deepin. Check it out.

🧩 New quiz unit

The quieter you become, the more questions you can answer 😆

Kali Linux Fan Quiz
The super popular Kali Linux! What do you know about it?

💡 Quick handy tip

In Firefox, you can go back and forth the history on current tab using the ALT+Scroll shortcut on your keyboard.

🤣 Meme of the week

Proprietary software is a big no!

🗓️ Tech Trivia

On 22 March 1993, Intel introduced the first Pentium microprocessor.

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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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