FOSS Weekly #24.19: Local AI on Linux, systemd's sudo Replacement

Addressing the elephant in the room: AI.
Warp Terminal

It is time to embrace the AI 🤖

While the world can gush over the likes of proprietary ChatGPT, we Linux users should look for its open source alternatives.

The thing is that running an AI server on your system locally has become a lot easier as long as you have a dedicated GPU.

Earlier, you learned about Python based PrivateGPT. This Ollama tool is even better for local AI. I took it for a test recently and the feeling of owning your AI server is soul satisfying.

Running AI Locally Using Ollama on Ubuntu Linux
Running AI locally on Linux because open source empowers us to do so.

I'll be exploring the open source AI side further. Testing different tools and finding good use cases where running local AI can help home users who are not necessarily coders. Of course, I'll share my findings with you 😄

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

  • A new KeePassXC release.
  • Ubuntu 24.04 post-install tips.
  • Some cool Neofetch alternatives.
  • Bitwarden's new authenticator app.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
  • Internxt supports this edition of FOSS Weekly.

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📰 Linux news

run0 might replace sudo in systemd in the near future.

Systemd Looks to Replace sudo with run0
It’s time for a new sudo command?

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Over 700 startups in Spain are not happy with Microsoft.

Spanish startups file Microsoft cloud competition complaint
Group alleges anticompetitive behavior

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

If you have started using Ubuntu 24.04, here are a few things you can do for a better start with the new system.

Things I Recommend Doing After Installing Ubuntu 24.04
Here is what I suggest doing after a fresh installation of Ubuntu 24.04 to get a smoother and better experience.

Neofetch development has been stopped. Looking for an alternative? Your search for Neofetch alternatives ends here.

Neofetch is Dead! Here are 7 Alternatives for Your Linux System
Neofetch is no more but fret not ASCII lovers, in the open source world, there is almost always alternatives.

These 10 tweaks will supercharge Gedit for you!

10 Tweaks to Supercharge Gedit as Code Editor
Gedit is a good text editor. Turn it into a good code editor with these tips, tricks and tweaks.

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📹 What we are creating for you

A quick fix to an annoying issue in Ubuntu 24.04.

✨ Project highlights

Here's a beautiful Mastodon client for Android that has a sleek user experience:

I Think This is the Most Beautiful Mastodon Android Client!
A nice Mastodon experience with this Android app.

🧩 New quiz

How familiar are you with Thunderbird? This quiz will put your knowledge to test.

Thunderbird: The Trusty Email Client Trivia
Thunderbird has been around for a long time. What do we know about it?

💡 Quick handy tip

While using Firefox's most recent versions, you can visit a link that is on your clipboard.

Just click on the address bar, and select the “Visit from clipboard” option.

🤣 Meme of the week

Well, how big is your bash history?

🗓️ Tech Trivia

Michael Dell formed Dell Computer Corporation on May 3rd, 1984. Like many big companies today, Dell also started from his dorm room. He used the innovative 'direct-to-order' model and succeeded in becoming the largest PC manufacturer in the world at that time.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

One of our Pro FOSSer's is considering switching back to a rolling release distro. Want to add your opinion?

Considering switching back to rolling release
Currently I’m using Linux Mint. Hardware support is really nice, nothing to remark on that. Also, the support for .deb files is really great. However, there’s a HUGE problem regarding the repositories… they are old. By default Linux Mint installs LibreOffice, however it’s a version from 4 years ago and, to be frank, I’m running into bugs which are bound to be fixed by now. More recently I wanted to take a look at neovim. But for a particular version of a script I wanted, I needed nvim 0.9, in…

An interesting discussion surrounding math before the advent of modern technology.

Slide rule history of maths before technology
When i left school and started work it was in the days before calculators, although i had done computers in school and programming in Cecil (simple programming language developed to teach in uk schools) and then BASIC on punched cards marked with magnetic pencil the industry i worked in had not discovered modern technology… Along with my lab coat i was given a slide rule and a lesson on how to use it. This object became my best friend and most of the day it went around with me even to universi…

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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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