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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.
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:
🛠️Application of the Week
🛍️Interesting Deals and Offers
🤣 Linux Humor
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