FOSS Weekly #24.28: Mastering Nano, Xfce Distros, Proton's Google Docs Rival and More

Long form videos, anyone?
Warp Terminal

I usually create quick, short videos of less than 5 minutes duration. But recently, I published a hands-on Nano editor guide that goes over 20 minutes.

That's rare for me. But if you like longer videos on a topic, perhaps I can create videos on Linux commands and Bash scripting. Please let me know your feedback 😄

Running One of My Favorite Windows Game on Linux: Here’s How It Went
Curious to know how it looks like to run your favorite Windows game on Linux? We share our experience here.

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

  • A new Google Docs rival
  • Linux Mint 22 release being delayed
  • Fedora going for a Wayland-only ISO
  • GNOME moving towards a different default font.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!

🛒 Don't miss this ebook deal

The Humble Bundle on Linux book has been extended by a few more days. In case you missed it previously, you can get it now.

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

  • Google has extended Linux kernel support for Android.
  • Proton has launched a secure document editor for Drive.
  • Linux Mint 22 release has been delayed owing to pesky bugs.
  • Peppermint OS now has a new “loaded” variant for new users.
  • GNOME is aiming to change the default font to a more maintained one.
  • The upcoming Fedora 41 Workstation GNOME images will be Wayland-only.
Fedora 41 Workstation With GNOME To Be Wayland Only!
Fedora’s flagship ISO will only feature Wayland, ditching X11.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

We have been claiming that gaming on Linux has improved but has it really? Sourav takes it to testing by running his favorite Windows-only game on Linux.

Running One of My Favorite Windows Game on Linux: Here’s How It Went
Curious to know how it looks like to run your favorite Windows game on Linux? We share our experience here.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

These ten distros are a great choice for Xfce!

10 Best Xfce Based Linux Distributions
Looking for the best distributions that feature Xfce desktop? We got you!

Combine the power of the terminal and the Nautilus file manager to save time.

Mix and Match Terminal With Nautilus File Manager in Linux
Here are a few tips and tweaks to save your time by combining the terminal and the file manager in Linux.

Some really great free resources for those who want to dip into the AI pool.

Best Free AI Courses to Level Up Your Skills
No matter your educational background, you can explore the best free AI courses to get started with your learning journey about Artificial Intelligence.

📹 Video tutorial

We take a quick look at Open Euler 24.03, a Linux ecosystem by Open Atom, an open source foundation backed by Huawei, Tencent, Baidu and other Chinese tech giants.

✨ Project highlights

I never expected Arch Linux to run inside Google Drive, what's next? Doom on Google Drive?

Linux Distro Can Run on Google Drive: This Developer Made it Happen
While Google and Linux do not rhyme well, this developer has managed something interesting.

This open-source file manager app for Android is nice.

My Favourite Pick for Open-Source File Manager App on Android
A straightforward file manager that gets the job done.

🧩 New quiz

Continuing the trend that the previous quiz started, are you familiar with Linux Mint's history?

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

💡 Quick handy tip

On Brave Browser, you can take screenshots of websites.

Click on the top-right hamburger menu and select Save and Share > Screenshot.

This will give you a familiar selection rectangle, through which you can select a specific section of the website. Once a section is selected, it will be copied to your clipboard.

You can also click the download button to save the image to local storage.

🤣 Meme of the week

Microsoft cannot move forward without it, can it?

🗓️ Tech Trivia

MIT's Whirlwind became the world's first computer to allow users to enter commands using a keyboard on July 4, 1956, signalling a move away from dials, switches, and punch cards.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

Pro FOSSer and long-time contributor ernie shares a concerning report from Akamai, showing the current state of the internet security landscape.

Akamai’s SOTI report is available
If you work for any ecommerce website, you should probably read this item, or even if you’re simply interested in the current state of the Internet security landscape. I was dismayed to learn that web bots comprise nearly half of all web traffic (~42%), and almost two thirds (65%) of that traffic is malicious in nature. At least, those were my key takeaways as a potential ecommerce customer. Note: I found this item in today’s (July 3, 2024) Code Project newsletter. Please read this item, then…

Neville shares what the slogan for Linux Mint is, with a few others for different distros in an insightful thread.

De libertate venit elegantiam | Linux Mint’s Slogan
Linux Mint has a great slogan “From Freedom came Elegance.” Few other distros bother with slogans. I can think of Debian – “The Universal Operating System” NetBSD – “Of course it runs NetBSD. ” FreeBSD – ” The Power to Serve” Linux – ” choice of gnu generation” OpenSUSE – “Linux for open minds” Anyone care to add to the list.

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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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