FOSS Weekly #23.21: Pip Issue, CPU Stress Testing and More Linux Stuff
It seems like Pip is changing its behavior to avoid conflicts with native Linux packages. The change is now present in Ubuntu 23.10 and Fedora 38, where you’ll run into an error while using Pip.
And we have new badges for Pro members 🤘
💬 Let’s see what else you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Addressing the Pip issue in Ubuntu 23.10
- Stress testing CPU
- And other Linux news, videos, puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Lightweight distro Bodhi Linux released version 7.0 beta.
- Fedora 36 has reached end of life. Existing users should upgrade to a newer version.
- Cloudflare has launched a new sponsorship program for OSS projects.
Twitter’s original co-founder Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky recently open-sourced their Web, Android, and iOS applications.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
This is going to resonate with many long-time Ubuntu users.
You cannot use Pip for installing Python packages in Ubuntu 23.10. At least not directly. Here’s why and what you can do about it.
When building a new system, stress testing the CPU is a way to check your processor’s performance capabilities under heavy load.
Brave has the picture-in-picture mode. It’s just not obvious like Firefox. Here’s how to use it.
📹 What we are watching
2 videos in 2 weeks… now we are rolling ⛹️
✨ Application highlights
VidCutter is a nifty tool for trimming and merging videos on Linux. That’s it. No fancy video editing features here.
💡Quick Linux tip
The usual way of hiding files from normal view is to add dot (.) before the filenames.
In Nautilus and perhaps some other file managers, you can hide multiple files and folders without renaming them.
All you have to do is to create a text file named
.hidden and add the names of the folders and files you want to hide to this file.
Now, close your file explorer and start it again. The files and directories mentioned in the
.hidden file will be hidden and can only be viewed with Ctrl+H keys.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
This week you have scrambled e̶g̶g̶s̶ words. The puzzle is composed of various Linux-related terms and applications.
🛍️ Interesting offer
Unleash the creative power of Blender, the free and open-source software tool for 3D artists, with this bundle of books from Packt.
🤣 Meme of the week
Linux can be very welcoming to new users!
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On May 24, 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first telegraph over a line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore. He sent ‘What hath God wrought’ to his partner Alfred Vail, who retransmitted the same message back to Morse.
The famous Morse code is named after Samuel Morse.
🆕 FOSSverse updates
Now the Pro members get honor badges displayed with their names in both Community and the Comments sections.
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