FOSS Weekly #24.22: Ultramarine Linux, Open Source LLMs, Decibels Music Player and More

Open Source LLMs are getting popular. Take a look at the good ones.
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💬 Let's see what else you get in this edition:

  • Ubuntu focusing on RISC-V.
  • A new Ultramarine Linux release.
  • Google's search algorithm secret sauce being spilled.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
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📰 Linux news

Mozilla has laid out an interesting course of action regarding the need for more openness in AI.

Mozilla Lists Open AI Benefits As We Approach The Peak of the Hype
Mozilla’s research should come in handy for everyone.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Oops, Google's secret sauce is out in the open. 🙃

Secrets from the Algorithm: Google Search’s Internal Engineering Documentation Has Leaked
Learn what you always wish you knew about Google’s algorithms.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

These are some of the best open-source LLMs for most use cases:

14 Top Open Source LLMs For Research and Commercial Use
There are hundreds of open-source LLMs, here, we handpick some of the best ones for you to check out.

Ever wondered how to check logged-in users in Linux?

Show Logged in Users on Linux
Got a multiuser Linux system and wondering who is logged in it? Here are various ways to find that out.

Were you aware of these commands? These can be very useful:

6 Linux Commands I Use for Malware Analysis
Vlad Ananin of ANY.RUN shares his favorite Linux commands that help him in analyzing malware.

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✨ Project highlights

Interested in an open-source app that can help you keep other Android apps in check?

A Powerful Open-Source Android App to Help You Block App’s Internet Access
Take control of internet access on your Android device with this app.

Or, how about a minimal audio player?

Decibels is a Minimal Audio Player, And That’s About it!
A focused audio player to play what you need for the moment.

🧩 New quiz

Brush up your Linux command skills with this quiz!

Linux Commands to Save Time
Do you think you know some of the most useful commands to supercharge your terminal experience? Take this quiz to find out.

💡 Quick handy tip

It is possible to open man pages using Firefox. It opens the man page inside the GNOME Help app.

For this, first enter the following in the address bar of Firefox:


There should not be any space. This will ask to open the Link with Help app. Click on open.

Now, the man page will be opened inside the Help viewer. You can scroll to read. Interlink also works.

It works in other browsers too, if you have "Help" installed.

🤣 Meme of the week

Oh, it does get confusing. But it would help if you refer to our list of the best Linux distributions.

🗓️ Tech Trivia

Windows 2.1 was released on May 27, 1988. Interestingly, as an operating system, it never really caught on until Windows 3 came about.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

FOSSers are discussing whether autocorrect is racist.

Is autocorrect discriminatory?
There are people complaining that autocorrect is racist because it tends to modify the names of people of non-english background That seems a bit far fetched to me, but I imagine they could stop using the algorithm on names . Is this real , or is it a case of looking for something to complain about? If it is real, can linux get in first with a fix?

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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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