FOSS Weekly #24.27: WSL Series, Theia Editor, Deepin Linux's AI Assistant and More

A new tutorial series on WSL is available now.
Warp Terminal

We have a new tutorial series and this one is on WSL. With WSL, people can use Linux command line inside Windows. It is a popular tool among students and developers. Many people are getting their first experience of Linux commands with WSL so it was about time that we created some good resources on it.

It's FOSS WSL series covers all the essentials in nine tutorials.

Using Linux With WSL on Windows
Get started with Linux within the comfort of your Windows system with WSL. Learn the essential WSL concepts.

You can find the series on the homepage along with Terminal Basics and Bash series. I hope you enjoy these tutorial series as much as we like creating them 😄

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

  • A simple markdown note-taking app.
  • Proton VPN being made more accessible.
  • The Raspberry Pi 5 being humbled by another SBC.
  • EndeavourOS celebrating their five-year anniversary.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!

🛒 Don't miss this ebook deal

Somehow I missed this awesome Linux ebooks deal on Humble Bundle. Now it has only four days remaining. It has some good books in the collection, including the latest edition of Linux Pocket Guide. Do check it out.

Humble Tech Book Bundle: Linux for Seasoned Admins by O’Reilly
Get 15 books from O’Reilly on a range of topics, including DevOps, containerization, version control with Git & more! Your purchase helps Code for America.

📰 Linux news

Eclipse Plans to Challenge Microsoft’s VS Code Dominance With Theia Code Editor
A powerful open-source IDE appears.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

An interesting read on how tech went from free goodness to a more pay-per-day affair.

How tech went from free love to pay-per-day
FOSS, AI, blockchain, and the cycle of empty nonsense

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

The ArmSom Sige7 has some seriously beefed-up hardware on the tiny board.

This SBC Puts Raspberry Pi 5 to Shame
Cheeky headline apart, ArmSom Sige7 is actually a pretty impressive device.

Get more out of LibreOffice with these tips.

15 LibreOffice Tips to Get More Out of it
LibreOffice is an excellent office suite. These LibreOffice tips will enable you to use it more effectively.

In case you were wondering what Ollama is.

What is Ollama? Everything Important You Should Know
Answering the common questions about Ollama.

📹 Video tutorial

Ever been curious about what happens when you run the dreaded rm -rf / command? Let me show that to you.

✨ Project highlights

Safe Space makes storing important files easy.

An Open-Source Android App That Simplifies Storing Important Files
Pretty simple, and a nifty open-source tool for Android.

Another note-taking app has surfaced, it's Folio, which is a simple markdown note app for Linux.

Folio: A Simple, Solid, Open-Source Markdown Note App
I think this is a wonderful markdown note-taking app, try it out!

🧩 New quiz

Familiar with Fedora's history? This quiz will help refresh your memory.

The Fedora Side of Linux: Quiz
Fedora has an interesting history. Take this quiz to find out a little more about it.

💡 Quick handy tip

In Firefox, you can force the websites to use custom fonts. First open settings, then under the General tab, scroll down to the Fonts section.

Here, click on Advanced, where you can set different font categories here. Now, uncheck the “Allow pages to choose their own fonts…” checkbox, and click OK.

Now, sites will load with your selected fonts.

Don't use this if you are working with graphics and font related things. Because apps like Canva, online Office suites etc. won't show other fonts.

🤣 Meme of the week

A meme that reflects the current state of open-source contributions. 😥

🗓️ Tech Trivia

Bell Labs held a press conference in New York to show off the first point-contact transistor on June 30, 1948. It marked a turning point in how technology moved forward.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

An interesting thread by one of our dedicated FOSSers, Rosika, who was wondering about the security of using a clipboard for inserting sensitive information into the browser.

Question regarding clipboard security
Hi all, 👋 I have a question regarding the “security” of using the clipboard for inserting sensitive information in the browser. Here´s the background to my question. When doing my online banking I´m supposed to enter my username on the bank´s online-banking page. This is the first step. Then - in order to complete the login process - I have to enter my personal password (2nd step). This is a very long one, in order to meet the demands set up by the banking institute. 😉 In order…

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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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