Linux is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are. But once you befriend Linux, you'll have the best friend for life.
Any operating system could be complicated. In Linux, you have the opportunity to take control of the system completely. Right?
Let's see what you've for this week.
💬 In this week's issue:
- Looking at the future: Not the future, just the features of upcoming major releases
- News round-up: New releases and development updates from the Linux world
- Explaining Linux to beginners: It's not as simple but we have resources to help you
- Other newsletter elements like trivia, memes, deals, etc.
🗞 Linux News Round-up
Here are some of the highlights of this week
- elementary OS 7 gears up to add responsive apps and port to GTK 4
- Cemu Wii U emulator is now open-source with a major upgrade
- Bitwarden announces $100 million financing
- Lapce, an open-source code editor built in Rust, released a new version of its alpha release
- Distrobox released version 1.4.0
- Blender 3.3 LTS released with Intel Arc graphics support
- Slackware based Salix Xfce 15.0 out as well
🛍️ Interesting Deals and Offers
🧠 What We’re Thinking About
Chris Stevens shares his opinion on the ethical hellscape of today's automobile industry and why cars were better designed before the widespread use of computers.
The co-creator of Let's Encrypt, Peter Eckersley, lost his battle with cancer at the age of 43. He was also the director of computer science at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and has worked on Certbot, Privacy Badger, HTTPS Everywhere and many other privacy-related projects. RIP, Peter.
🔮Peeking into the upcoming major releases
Fedora 37 and Ubuntu 22.10 are two of the major distributions releasing next month. You may want to know what they are going to offer.
GNOME 43 and KDE 5.26 are also two of the widely used desktop environments releasing this month. Several distributions will be using these two new versions.
There are several changes in the Nautilus file manager in upcoming GNOME 43.
🐧🍼 Explaining Linux to Beginners
What is Linux?
You already know that, don't you?
But what if you have to explain it to someone who has never heard of it? Or to someone who barely understands all the technical mumbo-jumbo?
We have a few articles that will help you help others in understanding the concept of Linux. Like what Linux is, what is a distro, what its advantages are etc.
Start with this one.
Then you may discuss the advantages as well as disadvantages of using Linux.
There are more articles that may interest you:
- What is a desktop environment?
- What is a Linux distribution?
- What is a package manager?
- What is a display server?
- What is FOSS?
The entire Linux Jargon Buster series has such explainer articles. I think they could be compiled into a book. What do you think?
📺 What We're Watching
This is a fun, satirical video. Watch it, laugh at it and enjoy it.
🛠️ Application highlights
Love reading Manga? You'll love this app.
Sampler is a tool for shell commands execution, visualization and alerting. Configured with a simple YAML file.
🤣 Linux Humor
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