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I bet you do.
This is the new format of the It's FOSS weekly newsletter and it even has got a (new) name: FOSS Weekly.
It is part of the It's FOSS News website and you can read it on the website as well. The news website has also got a makeover as it is now using the Ghost framework.
I hope you like it. You can provide me with your feedback by hitting the reply button or leaving a comment.
💬 In this week's issue:
- apt package management: A whole lot of articles and guides on apt and apt-get commands
- News round-up: A collection of news related to desktop Linux and applications
- Linux commands and concepts: Learn the file permissions and related commands
- And the usual newsletter elements like memes, deals and more
🗞 Linux News Round-up
- Upcoming Deepin 23 is introducing atomic updates, among other things
- The latest LibreOffice 7.4 release focuses on MS Office compatibility
- Microsoft and Canonical announce native .NET availability in Ubuntu 22.04
- Open source graphic design app Krita released version 5.1
- Ubuntu is now available on StarFive’s VisionFive RISC-V boards
- The first point release of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is also out now
- Self-host distro YunoHost released version 11.0
- Greg Kroah-Hartman has suggested avoiding Intel Alder Lake laptops for webcam driver issue
🧠 What We’re Thinking About
Are open source users behaving like entitled ones? An interesting opinion piece I came across on the GitLab proposing and then backtracking the deletion of inactive repositories.
🌟 Apt package management
APT is the package management system in Debian, (still in) Ubuntu and many other distributions like Mint, elementary etc. Having a better understanding of its concept will help you in the long run.
You should start with the concept of the package manager first. If you use Ubuntu, get familiar with its repository system.
There are two main commands to interact with APT package management:
- apt-get is the legacy, low-level command that has been used for years. Learn how to use it.
- apt is the user-friendly version of apt-get, which is being recommended for the end users. Learn about using it here.
And if you are interested in further reading on the difference between apt and apt-get commands, I have a detailed article on it.
Here are some common and not-so-common usage of these commands for dealing with apt packages:
- Listing upgradable packages
- Update a single package instead of updating them all at once
- Using ‘apt search’ and ‘apt show’ commands to search and find package details
- Difference between apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade
- Some examples of common update errors with apt in Ubuntu and other systems
I have a mini-course on It's FOSS Academy covering the concept of the Ubuntu repository system. Give it a read while I'll work on revamping the Academy website.
On a related note, you'll often see a message that apt-key is deprecated. Here's what you need to know about it.
🐧 Essential Linux Concepts and Commands
Some of the essential Linux concepts involve:
Here are the commands you use to modify the file properties:
- The chmod command for modifying the permissions
- The chown command for changing the ownership
🛠️Application of the Week
🛍️Interesting Deals and Offers
🤣 Linux Humor
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