FOSS Weekly #23.25: ONLYOFFICE, Clipboard App, Bash Variables and More Linux Stuff
Reintroducing the ‘request your tutorial’ feature 🦾
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💬 Let’s see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- The second article in our Bash Basics series.
- A couple of office suite software updates.
- 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
ONLYOFFICE 7.4 was recently released with drawing support, radar charts, plugins upgrade and more.
Similarly, SoftMaker Office 2024 (non-FOSS) recently introduced ChatGPT and DeepL integration.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
The predictions of Richard Stallman have become a reality, and copyleft is becoming increasingly important.
Continue the journey to the Bash world with the second chapter in the Bash Basics series.
This week’s #TerminalTuesday covers the simple but essential cd command.
Embrace Flatpak on Ubuntu with this new guide.
📹 What we are watching
NixOS is getting more attention these days.
✨ Application highlights
Here’s a clipboard app that offers a lot of functionality.
Take control of your emails by opting for one of these open-source email servers.
📥 Don’t miss: 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.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
Guess the popular Linux applications in the form of scrambled words.
🛍️ 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
We can only hope for that day to come!
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On June 18, 1979, Microsoft introduced BASIC for 8086 16-bit microprocessors. This was a stepping stone for Microsoft as it partnered with Seattle Computer Products.
In 1980, IBM wanted to use CP/M operating system for its upcoming PC. The talks failed with CP/M creator Gary Kildall. In 1981, IBM awarded a contract to Microsoft for developing a CP/M like operating system.
Instead of developing it from scratch, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone, 86-DOS, from Seattle Computer Products and sold it to IBM as PC DOS (later to be known as MS DOS).
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