FOSS Weekly #23.26: Linux Kernel 6.4, Red Hat Lock Down, Exodia OS and More
Red Hat made a decision to restrict access to its source code for paying customers only. This move is likely to ‘kill’ projects like Rocky Linux and Alma Linux that have filled the void left by CentOS (also killed by Red Hat).
The reason, in my opinion, is that Red Hat doesn’t want paying (enterprise) clients to go for its clones like Rocky and Alma Linux. From CentOS discontinuation to this, the move is money-inspired.
💬 Let’s see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Continuation of our Bash Basics series
- Exodia OS, an alternative to Kali Linux
- A new non-LTS Linux Kernel was released recently
- And other Linux news, videos, and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Big News: Red Hat’s source code lockout will affect many CentOS alternatives.
- Fedora’s Anaconda WebUI installer is now closer to implementation than ever before.
- A new proposal has been floated that might see GNOME have support for accent colors in the future.
- Zorin OS is finally providing a tool to upgrade to newer version releases.
Linux Kernel 6.4 was recently released as a non-LTS release with many upgrades.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
Software Freedom Conservancy thinks that Red Hat’s decision to restrict access to source code for paying customers may have violated GPL.
In the third installment of our Bash Basics series, you will learn how to pass arguments to bash scripts and make them interactive.
The Terminal Tuesday continues with the cat command.
Xfce user? Here are some theme suggestions for you.
📹 What we are watching
Gedit can be turned into Gedit++ with some simple tips and tweaks.
✨ Project highlights
We recently tested out a Kali Linux alternative that can be used for pen testing purposes.
Reddit’s controversial API changes have resulted in the rise of alternative platforms, one such undertaking is Lemmy.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
Uncover the names of various Linux distributions that offer alternatives to the systemd init system.
🛍️ Interesting deal for you
Internxt is offering 2 TB cloud storage for a mere €10.79 a year as part of their summer sale. (WILL BE OVER IN 2 DAYS!)
💡 Quick handy tip
You can enable autosave feature in Gedit from Preferences -> Editor. By default, it autosaves every 10 minutes but you can change the duration to your liking.
It won’t work with a brand new text file that has never been saved before.
🤣 Meme of the week
Why fight among ourselves when we can unite against close-source operating systems?
🗓️ Tech Trivia
The iconic video game company, Atari, was founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney on June 27, 1972. Their first and hugely successful game, Pong, led to the start of the video game industry.
Did you own an Atari?
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
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