FOSS Weekly #23.17: i3 Guide, Kernel 6.3, Essential Linux Apps and More
Last week you saw a slew of Ubuntu 23.04-based releases; this week, we get the Linux kernel 6.3.
This week also sees the continuation of our Rust Basics series!
💬 Let’s see what else you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- A super detailed guide to i3 window manager customization
- Opera’s new web browser in making
- Open source chatGPT alternative
- More Linux news, videos, and of course, memes!
📰 Linux News
- Proton launched an open-source password manager, set to compete against the likes of Bitwarden and LastPass.
- Solus Linux is going through major changes, to be rebased on SerpentOS.
- Opera One is the next evolution in Opera’s browser lineup, with a dedicated Linux version.
- Manjaro 22.1 ‘Talos’ was recently released with many improvements.
- Ubuntu Cinnamon ‘23.04’ was also released earlier this week.
Linux Kernel 6.3 was released with prep work for Intel Arrow Lake and more.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
IBM has been giving mixed signals lately; on one hand, they are letting go of people, and on the other, they are hiring new employees.
So, what gives? Especially when their subsidiary, Red Hat, just announced major job cuts.
Here’s our ultimate guide to customizing your Linux experience using the i3 Window Manager.
The fifth tutorial in the Rust Basics series covers the use of functions in Rust.
📹 What we are watching
Here’s a good video showing how to install Linux OS on Microsoft Surface device.
✨ Application highlights
Want suggestions on apps? Here’s a list for you.
Though nowhere close to ‘essential’, here’s an actual open-source ChatGPT alternative, called ‘HuggingChat’ 💩🍲
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🤣 Meme of the week
Will those Windows users ever learn?
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On April 26, 1999, the Chernobyl virus started impacting its victims. It was one of the most destructive viruses in computer history. Though originally named CIH after its creator, the virus trigger date matched with Chernobyl disaster date and hence it was named Chernobyl by the media.
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