FOSS Weekly #23.27: Peppermint OS, Warp Terminal, Math Bash and More
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💬 Let’s see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Continuation of our Bash Basics series
- A post-quantum-secure cloud storage solution is in the works by Tutanota
- And other Linux news, videos, and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- System76 has launched a new PC case series.
- PeppermintOS’s Debian-12 based release is here with a major rebrand.
- Canonical moves LXD project under its wings.
- Libreboot released a new version.
- Tutanota’s latest project aims to provide a post-quantum-secure cloud offering.
- ReactOS is not dead; they recently published a blog with progress updates.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
Yeah… still cannot get over Red Hat’s decision. Here’s an opinion piece on why it’s a bad move in the long run. It got quite a buzz in the last few days.
- Reaction from Alma Linux
- Reaction from Rocky Linux
- Reaction from SUSE Linux
In the fourth chapter of our Bash Basics series, learn to do basic mathematics in Bash.
‘ls’ is the most used command in Linux; learn how to use it efficiently.
Remove unwanted software repositories from Ubuntu by following our guide.
📹 What we are watching
If you like video podcasts, here’s a good episode from The Linux Cast for Debian fans.
✨ Project highlights
Here’s a nice little generator for Bash prompts.
A new terminal written in Rust and coupled with AI? But it needs to create account for using cloud features. I am not a fan of such approach.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
Guess various file managers in the Linux desktop ecosystems in this puzzle.
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💡 Quick handy tip
In GNOME’s Nautilus file manager, you can drop a folder into the terminal and it converts to its absolute path.
cd <drag and drop a folder> will enter to the directory.
Even better use is with the files. Let’s say you have a deb file to install.
You type part of it and drop it like this:
sudo apt install <drag the deb file>
It will give you the absolute path of the deb file.
Give it a try.
🤣 Meme of the week
Do you agree?
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On July 4, 1956, MIT’s Whirlwind became the first ever computer to allow user interaction through a keyboard. Before that, user inputs were provided through dials, switches and punch cards.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
An interesting thread by two of our dedicated community members, Neville and Rosika on the inner workings of the ‘virt-manager package’ which uses qemu/KVM to run virtual machines inside a host Linux system.
Come and share your thoughts, too!
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