FOSS Weekly #24.24: Pironman, VLC Tips, Amber Lang and 12 Years of It's FOSS

It's FOSS is 12 years old now ๐Ÿพ
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It's FOSS turns 12 today ๐ŸŽ‚

I started It's FOSS as a personal website to share my learning and experience with desktop Linux and open source software. Things have certainly changed in the last 12 years.

It's FOSS has been visited over 220 million times since its creation. It has helped countless people with Linux and that's the best thing of these 12 years.

With time, we have over 400,000 followers across social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Mastodon, Telegram, YouTube and Instagram.

That's quite an achievement and I would like to thank each and every one of you for helping us reach these milestones ๐Ÿ™

If you would like to share some words of appreciation, the testimonial form is here. I also invite your feedback, criticism and suggestions that will help us move forward in the right direction.

It's FOSS Plus membership is now available at $24 per year. To celebrate our 12th year, we are giving our 'Linux for DevOps' book for free. But it's only applicable if you sign up for Plus membership this week.

Upgrade your membership here.

๐Ÿ’ฌ Let's see what else you get in this edition:

  • A new Raspberry Pi accessory I tested
  • Proton Pass comes to Linux
  • VLC keyboard shortcuts
  • Amber lang to make bash script 'easier'
  • GNOME ditching yet another app, in favor of a new one
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!

โœจ Netdata: Open Source Observability Platform

Netdata provides high-fidelity data, real-time visualizations, reliable alerts, anomaly detection for every metric and a monitoring experience that works out of the box. You can self-host it or opt for the managed service.

Netdata: Monitoring and troubleshooting transformed
Netdata is a distributed real-time, health monitoring platform for systems, hardware, containers & applications, collecting metrics. Zero configuration needed.

๐Ÿ“ฐ Linux news

Plenty of news this week, actually.

  • blendOS v4 has arrived with Android app support.
  • Proton Pass has finally arrived on Linux with many features.
  • StartMail has finally cooked up business plans for their service.
  • CachyOS June 2024 is an important release for NVIDIA users.
  • Raspberry Pi has introduced a new AI kit powered by a Hailo chip.
  • TUXEDO is putting together the first Snapdragon-powered Linux.
  • Stability AI has launched an open-source audio generation AI model.
  • GNOME is set to ditch Totem with a new โ€œShowtimeโ€ video player.
  • openEuler 24.03 LTS is an AI-focused release that makes cloud deployments easy.
  • Ubuntu Core 24 is an LTS release with a focus on easy AI deployments on IoT hardware.

Apple is engaging in their usual shenanigans. Do they hate FOSS?

Apple Decides to Block Open-Source Emulator App for iOS
Apple being Apple.

The upcoming Debian 13 release is changing its /tmp behavior.

Debian 13 is Changing the /tmp Behavior
Debian 13 has decided on a new way to mount the /tmp directory.

๐Ÿง  What weโ€™re thinking about

Apple has teamed up with OpenAI to bring the power of ChatGPT to Siri. Elon Musk is not too happy about that either.

Apple Intelligence: ChatGPT coming to iPhones in AI overhaul
The company has been slower to roll out generative AI features than rivals including Google and Microsoft.

๐Ÿงฎ Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

The Pironman case is so cool. Actually, it's more than just another case.

This is the Coolest Raspberry Pi 5 Accessory I have Ever Used
Itโ€™s a cooling case with RGB lighting but it turns your Raspberry Pi into a mini PC.

Here are 12 tools that can make your Ollama experience simpler.

12 Tools to Provide a Web UI for Ollama
Donโ€™t want to use the CLI for Ollama for interacting with AI models? Fret not, we have some neat Web UI tools that you can use to make it easy!

Are you familiar with the tail command?

Using tail Command in Linux [5 Examples]
The tail command is one of the several ways to display file contents or part of it. You can also live monitor changes made to files with it. Here are some common examples.

These 10 shortcuts are a must if you use VLC.

10 VLC Shortcuts to Use it Like a Pro
Why move the mouse when you can do it with a few key combinations?

๐Ÿ“น Video tutorial

Here, I show how I replaced one version of Ubuntu with a fresh new install without disturbing the dual boot setup.

โœจ Project highlights

Does Bash scripting need an improvement?

This New Programming Langauge Makes Bash Scripting Easier
Bash scripting but with high-level scripting syntax for new-age cloud engineers.

Authy doesn't need to be the only authenticator app you ever use. Ente Auth is a beautiful open-source alternative that is not to be missed.

I Discovered a Beautiful Open-Source Authy Replacement for Android
How did I miss an outstanding two-factor app? Let me tell you what it is here.

๐Ÿงฉ New quiz

Take your terminal skills for a spin with this quiz.

Linux Terminal Shortcut Quiz
If you know the terminal shortcuts, you can save the tux.

๐Ÿ’ก Quick handy tip

On KDE Plasma, you can set wallpapers from Bing.

First, right-click on the desktop and select โ€œConfigure Desktop and Wallpaperโ€. Now, in the wallpaper settings window, set the Wallpaper Type as โ€œPicture of the Dayโ€.

Set the provider as Bing and click on โ€œApplyโ€.

Now, each day, the wallpaper will be updated. You can also set it to update using metered connections like mobile internet by clicking on the checkbox below the provider.

๐Ÿคฃ Meme of the week

Bazinga!? How many is too many?

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Tech Trivia

On June 8, 1978, Intel introduced the 16-bit 8086 processor, which could go to clock speeds of 10, 8, and 5 MHz.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘ FOSSverse corner

Our pro FOSSer ernie shares how Garuda Linux is his new favorite, with a handy tutorial to go along with it.

New Adventure, Challenges I overcame
I think my new favorite GNU/Linux distribution is Garuda, with either KDE/Plasma, or XFCE desktop environments running. Recently, I embarked on the adventure of installing Windows 11 in a QEMU/KVM virtual machine. I completed the steps in this tutorial. Note that you must complete the steps in the first hyperlinked article to satisfy the requirements enumerated at the beginning of the tutorial. The tutorial assumes that you will be using the graphical โ€˜Virtual Machine Managerโ€™ app to create andโ€ฆ

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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 ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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