FOSS Weekly #22.32: Linux Terminal Tips, Ubuntu Unity Comes Back, Crystal Linux and More

This edition of FOSS Weekly brings you a bunch of terminal tips and an early look at Crystal Linux among other stuff.

FOSS Weekly #22.32: Linux Terminal Tips, Ubuntu Unity Comes Back, Crystal Linux and More

Lots of exciting stuff this week. You'll see all that in a moment.

Let me tell you about another interesting development first.

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💬 In this week's issue:

  • Fresh at It's FOSS: Recently published or updated articles on It's FOSS
  • News round-up: The highlights from the Linux world
  • Terminal tips and tricks: A few things on using the terminal and customizing it
  • Other newsletter elements like memes, deals, etc.

🗞 Linux News Round-up

Here are some of the highlights of this week

Unity Desktop Makes a Comeback With the Upcoming Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu Unity Remix gets the official flavor tag.

🧠 What We’re Thinking About

Arm is suing Qualcomm over Nuvia IP misappropriation and trademark infringement. The basic claim is that Qualcomm does not have a license to develop Nuvia IP after Qualcomm purchased the company for $1.4B.

Arm Sues Qualcomm over Nuvia IP Misappropriation and Trademark Infringement
Arm is suing Qualcomm over its continued use of Nuvia IP after Nuvia’s Architecture License Agreement was terminated. This is huge.

Any process that wants to bind to a port less than 1024 must have elevated privileges. These ports are known as “privileged ports.” While this was a security feature in the days of dumb terminals, it is a security vulnerability in the age of the World Wide Web.

Dear Linux, Privileged Ports Must Die
Privileged ports were a security feature in the days of dumb terminals, in the age of the World Wide Web, they are a security vulnerability.

🌱 Fresh on It's FOSS

Crystal Linux is an upcoming Arch-based distro focusing on making the setup easy while using the latest technologies. Sounds interesting?

Crystal Linux: An Avant-garde Mix of Arch Linux and GNOME
Crystal Linux is an upcoming Arch-based distro with a focus to make the setup easy while using latest technologies. Sounds interesting?

GNOME 43 is around the corner. Here are the features that you should expect with the release.

5 GNOME 43 Features to Keep an Eye On
GNOME 43 is around the corner. Here are the features that you should expect with the release.

And a few more articles:


🐧 Terminal tools and tips

The terminal is not something you should be afraid of as a Linux user. If you are absolutely new to the Linux terminal, I highly advise reading this article. It will clear a lot of things for you.

I also advise getting familiar with some basic Linux commands. This is a good place to start. Once you are familiar with the basics, bookmark the A to Z Linux commands for quick reference.

And if you are a regular at the console, these terminal tips will help you save some time. You'll also 'feel like a pro' if you master the keyboard shortcuts for the terminal.

Knowing about deprecated commands and some modern versions of classic commands is also a plus.

You can also learn Linux commands with this book, available to download for free.

Linux Command Line Books by William Shotts
Linux Command Line Books by William Shotts

By the way, you can customize the terminal to make it look different. You may also try some other terminal emulators or shell


🛍️ Interesting Deals and Offers

Humble Tech Book Bundle: Full Stack Web Development by Springer/Apress
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📺 What We're Watching

🗓️
SUSE Linux turns 30 this year. One of the oldest Linux-based companies and distribution.

Here's the official celebration video on completing 30 years.


🛠️ Application highlights

A terminal-based editor that allows you to use the 'universal' keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+S etc.

Micro: Making File Editing Easier in Linux Terminal
Editing with Micro is much easier than with other editors like Vim and Emacs. You can even use your regular Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z shortcuts in Micro.

A Python script to convert any Arch Linux package (official/AUR) to an AppImage.

GitHub - redicculus/arch2appimage: This is a python script that downloads AUR source code, compiles and converts to an AppImage executable
This is a python script that downloads AUR source code, compiles and converts to an AppImage executable - GitHub - redicculus/arch2appimage: This is a python script that downloads AUR source code, ...

🤣 Linux Humor

Homelander meme for Linux users

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