FOSS Weekly #23.06: Endless OS 5, Rookie Linux Mistakes, Grub Tutorials and More
Valentine week is here. Now, don’t go professing your love for Linux by trying a new distro till 14th Feb 😉
Jokes apart, let’s see what you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly.
💬 In this week’s issue:
- All about Grub bootloader
- Common mistakes most new Linux users make
- New releases of Endless OS and Escuelas Linux
- And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes
📰 Linux News Round-up
Here is the selected news from the Linux world:
- Escuelas Linux, the educational-use distro, recently released a 25th-anniversary edition.
- Endless OS released major version 5.0.
- Linux kernel 6.1 is the new and latest LTS kernel.
- Mozilla’s abandoned Servo web engine is all set to make a comeback in 2023.
- Fedora 38 is going to offer full access to Flathub and its apps.
- LURE 0.0.7 was released, it is a distro-agnostic AUR-like build system.
- Wine 8.1 was released to address the major issues with 8.0.
- Ubuntu Pro is now generally available.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
Thunderbird is getting ready for the big revamp.
Mistakes turn into experience.
🎫 Event Alert: SCALE
The 20th edition of South California Linux Expo is scheduled for March 9-12 in Pasadena, CA (USA). It’s FOSS is official media partner of the event. If you are near California and would like to attend the event, shoot me an email and I might get you a free pass.
🪝Grab the Grub
Grub is one of the first screen you see when you start your Linux system. That’s the case for most Linux distros. It is time you know more about Grub.
Grub doesn’t follow the usual Linux commands. It has its own set of commands. Perhaps I’ll create a tutorial on Grub commands later.
You can change the kernel parameters from grub before you even boot into the kernel. At time, it helps troubleshoot a Linux system frozen due to graphics drivers.
Grub looks boring, no? Just a couple of lines against a dark background. But you can customize several aspects of grub. While you can always do that by modifying the configuration files, Grub Customizer tool lets you do all that with the comfort of a GUI.
One of the most common usage is to change boot order in dual boot system. But there are more ways to customize it. Read about them in this tutorial.
🐧Linux learning resources
Don’t understand a long Linux command expression? This website helps you understand it. Not 100% accurate but helps nonetheless.
📹 What we are watching
If you use Linux Mint or any other distribution with Cinnamon, you may find this video interesting.
Raven is a open source desktop news reader with flexible settings to optimize your experience. No login is required, and no personal data is collected. Just select the websites you want to curate articles from and enjoy!
A remote desktop software, the open source TeamViewer alternative, works out of the box, no configuration required.
🤣 Linux Humor
The reality the big tech doesn’t accept
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