FOSS Weekly #23.24: Free Book, Debian 12 Release, New Bash Series [Anniversary Special]
It’s FOSS turns 11 🎂
Yes! It’s been more than a decade of educating and promoting Linux. Seems so unreal 🤩
I am giving away Bash it Out, an ebook of Bash puzzles, to celebrate this occasion.
Don’t know Bash scripting? No worries. You can start learning it with our latest Bash Basics series.
You could also opt for Pro Subscription on this occasion and get an 11% discount and two additional ebooks: Learn Linux Quickly and Learn Bash Quickly.
Pro members can download the books from this page.
💬 Let’s see what else you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- The new Bash Basics series begins.
- Linus Torvalds was in the news for his comments yet again.
- Debian 12 was released recently with many improvements.
- 11% celebratory discount on It’s FOSS Pro subscription (and two Linux and Bash books)
- And other Linux news, videos, and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
Linus Torvalds recently reacted sternly to a comment on social.kernel.org.
Debian 12 ‘Bookworm’ has landed with some pretty impressive improvements.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
GitHub has been accused of altering its Copilot programming assistant’s output to avoid being flagged as a copy of licensed software.
🆕 As promised, the new Nash tutorial series has started! Here’s the first chapter of the series.
The terminal Tuesday continues and covers the head command.
Learn your way around Fuzzy search for searching through files.
Keyboard shortcuts save time. The shortcuts mentioned here are (mostly) applicable to the GNOME desktop.
📹 What we are watching
Linux can also run on Microsoft’s Surface devices.
✨ Application highlights
Tube Downloader is a neat application to download YouTube videos, for research purposes, of course.
Here are our top virtualization software picks for Linux.
📥 Free ebooks to celebrate 11 years of It’s FOSS
Test your bash knowledge with this unique collection of bash challenges.
Pro members can get two additional books on Linux commands and Bash on this page. You have to be logged in, of course.
🛍️ Interesting deals for you
Learn today’s most popular coding languages with this bundle of DRM-free e-books from O’Reilly. Your purchase also supports Code for America.
Internxt is offering 2 TB cloud storage for a mere €10.79 a year as part of their summer sale.
🤣 Meme of the week
Ubuntu, why do you do this?
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On June 14, 1822, Charles Babbage unveiled the design for a machine called Difference Engine. This calculator is the first example of a mechanical computing machine and it formed the base for the Analytical Engine, generally called the first computer.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
We have introduced a new category to our forum, where you can ask for distro suggestions if you are confused.
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