I got an overwhelmingly positive response to the new newsletter format.
A few FOSSers expressed concern about losing the personal touch in this new format. I assure you that it won't happen.
Let's see what you've got in this edition of FOSS Weekly.
💬 In this week's issue:
- Linux++: Tools that will help you better understand Linux commands and bash scripts.
- News round-up: A collection of news related to desktop Linux and applications.
- Tweaking file manager: Learn to get more out of Nautilus and Nemo file managers.
- And the usual newsletter elements like memes, deals and more.
🗞 Linux News Round-up
- Celluloid 0.24 release gets a modern visual refresh with GTK4 and libadwaita
- CrossOver 22.0 introduces a modern redesign along with essential technical improvements
- Crunchyroll has banned signups from users with Tutanota email addresses for a weird reason
- Educational distro Escuelas Linux released new versions for 64 and 32-bit machines
- Web-based server administrative tool Webmin released version 2.0
- GNOME wants your help to improve the user experience
- Brian Kernighan, 80 years old co-developer of AWK, added Unicode support to AWK
🧠 What We’re Thinking About
Windows users face issues while switching to Linux. What if the tables are turned? What problems a lifelong Linux user will face when switching to Windows or macOS? Here's an imagining of this 'hypothetical scenario':
Your email provider owns your online identity by controlling your email address. You can’t port your email address to another provider, as with phone numbers.
🌟 Getting More Out of File Manager
A few weeks ago, I shared this list of tweaks for GNOME's Nautilus file manager.
A few readers wondered if something similar could be done with Cinnamon desktop's Nemo file manager. And hence this article came into existence:
I know the titles for the two articles are almost identical. It's because the articles and tweaks are similar as well.
Speaking of customization, here are a few more that may interest you:
- 10 ways to customize GNOME desktop
- 5 tweaks to customize your terminal
🥳 Linux turned 31
31 years ago, Finnish student Linus Torvalds sent the email that started it all. Notice the words "just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu"? I am happy that he was wrong.
Interested to know more? Read trivia about Linus Torvalds and the Linux project.
🐧 Tools to Help You With Commands and Scripts
Just kidding. I mean, the man pages are always a great help, but there are some other ways to get help to understand the commands. Here are a few of them:
- tldr: A community-driven project that simplifies the man pages
- tealdeer: Same as tldr but faster, written in Rust
- maybe: Run a command to see what it does to your filesystem without actually letting it do anything
- ShellCheck: A handy utility tool that warns you of possible syntax and simple logical errors, without executing your shell script
- explainshell: An online portal that (tries to) explain complicated Linux commands
- Crontab Guru: Another online portal providing a quick and simple editor for cron schedule expressions
🛍️ Interesting Deals and Offers
📺 What We're Watching
Chris has rediscovered the Nix package manager from the independent NixOS Linux distribution:
I use Arch we too have a YouTube channel, and you are welcome to subscribe to it :)
🛠️ Application of the Week
🤣 Linux Humor
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