FOSS Weekly #23.12: GNOME 44 Released, New carbonOS Distro, LUKS and More Linux Stuff
GNOME 44 is out now. The upcoming Ubuntu 23.04 and Fedora 38 will feature this new release. Rolling release distros will offer it sooner than other distros.
There are a few new distros that have come up lately. One interesting distribution is carbonOS featured in this edition of FOSS Weekly newsletter.
💬 Let’s see what else you have this week:
- The final chapter in the one-of-its-kind NixOS tutorial series
- Continuing the terminal basics series for Linux beginners
- A quick intro to LUKS encryption
- And more Linux news, open source applications, videos and memes
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📰 Linux News Round-up
- NordVPN’s Linux app and a few other products were recently open-sourced.
- Docker was in hot water due to a move that affected many open-source projects on Docker Hub.
- A new open-source project is here that aims to take on ChatGPT.
- Ubuntu is almost ready for its stable release of the Steam snap app.
- Firefox 112 all set to allow importing of browser data from Chromium snap.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
The Internet Archive has been in a legal battle with some big book publishers for some time now; to decide if digital lending violates copyright laws. The interesting part is that the publishers cannot prove that digital lending is hurting their sales, and a federal judge is set to give the final verdict on this soon.
All good things come to an end eventually. The final chapter in the five-part NixOS tutorial series is here. I hope you enjoyed this series. We intend to create more tutorial series like this in the future. Suggestions are welcome.
The terminal basics series is still ongoing though. The latest chapter teaches file and folder deletion in the terminal.
✨ Fresh on It’s FOSS
Bill shares a brief overview of the LUKS encryption in the Linux Jargon Buster series.
Not every day we come across independent distros. Take a look at the interesting carbonOS distribution.
📹 What we are watching
More power to FOSS
A handy Linux app to store your desktop configuration.
🤣 Linux Humor
They can’t Right?, Right?
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