FOSS Weekly #23.29: Linux Mint 21.2 Released, Systemd vs Init, Terminal vs Nautilus and More
A ‘funny’ thing happened this week.
It’s FOSS received a DMCA takedown notice. It was against this tutorial about managing startup applications in Ubuntu. The DMCA report was filed by someone (using automated bots) who thought that the content violated the copyrights of the TV series StartUp.
I filed an appeal, which was resolved in a few days. But the entire episode shows the reckless use of stupid bots. Imagine if someone deliberately used this mechanism to target independent, small publishers like us 😱
💬 Let’s see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Linux Mint 21.2 is available now
- Creating custom ISO from Ubuntu and Linux Mint install
- A filmmaker shares his experience using FOSS tech to make films
- Continuation of our Bash Basics series.
- And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- AlmaLinux OS is dropping 1:1 compatibility with RHEL.
- Anytype, a new open source app for productivity, is now in open beta
- Proton’s password manager is now open source
Linux Mint 21.2 is here with visual improvements. Our coverage also mentions the update procedure.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
A fascinating piece from a filmmaker discussing his experience of filmmaking using FOSS tech.
🧮 Tips and Tutorials
Bash your way into handling string operations effectively.
Systemd has been at the center of controversy since the beginning. Here’s a quick overview shared by Bill.
If you are into experiments, here’s something you could try for creating an ISO with a specific set of applications.
Closely work with the Nautilus file manager and the terminal with these tips.
📹 What we are watching
The Maui project has some major progress updates, Camilo shared updates regarding the new Qt6-based redesign, saying that most Maui projects have been rebased to Qt6.
✨ Project highlights
Skiff is a new secure email service that competes directly with Proton and Google Suites.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
Three Columns are there, a program, related image, and its use. You need to Drag and arrange all to make the rows match.
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💡 Quick handy tip
In virtual machines, the grub screen is usually not displayed. If you need to access it, press and hold the shift key while it is booting up.
🤣 Meme of the week
They are some of the coolest people out there!
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On July 17, Slackware turned 30!!
Slackware is the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained. I think Debian is the second oldest Linux distribution still under active development. Debian will also turn 30 next month.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
Long time It’s FOSS reader and a Pro member, Ernest, shared his experience with Solus Linux in the Community.
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