FOSS Weekly #23.19: New Zinc Distro, Terminal Fonts, Tux Story and More
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💬 Let’s see what else you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- First look at Zinc, an Ubuntu-based distro
- Continuation of the Rust series and beautiful font suggestions
- More Linux news, videos, and of course, memes!
📰 Linux News
Open source project management tool Mattermost has revealed its plans to power AI-enhanced collaboration.
GNOME Files is set to drop the old-school column chooser and replace it with a modern rework.
It seems that the time of Roblox has come to an abrupt end on Linux, it was already never officially supported, but now even the workarounds won’t work.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
Some developers are not happy that people upload their open source projects on GitHub, which is then used to train Microsoft’s GitHub Copilot AI.
🛍️ Interesting offer
The folks over at No Starch Press have yet another useful bundle, this time for learning Python programming. Be sure to check it out; a portion of the proceeds go to the Python Software Foundation.
The Rust Basics Series has nearly reached its end. This is the penultimate chapter of the series.
Explore some alternative fonts and customize your terminal.
This tool may interest you if you have a simple need for trimming and merging video clips.
📹 What we are watching
Of course, it is.
✨ Project highlights
We also looked at a new Ubuntu-based distro that doesn’t offer Snap out-of-the-box! Yes, that is a feature these days.
Want an ad-free music player for your smartphone? Well, then, this can be your daily driver!
🤣 Meme of the week
The brain is one of the most important parts of a human body, after all.
🗓️ Linux Trivia
On May 9, 1996, Linus Torvalds described in a mailing list his conception of what he believes should be the logo for Linux.
So when you think “penguin”, you should be imagining a slighly overweight penguin (*), sitting down after having gorged itself, and having just burped. It’s sitting there with a beatific smile – the world is a good place to be when you have just eaten a few gallons of raw fish and you can feel another “burp” coming.
Yeah! That’s the story behind the Linux logo Tux. Here are some more.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
There is a different kind of puzzle this way. It may not be as time taking as a crossword, though.
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