FOSS Weekly #23.35: Linux Kernel 6.5, GNOME Search, Productivity Tips and More
Linux Kernel 6.5 is the obvious big release. However, there are two major browser releases this week.
Firefox 117 teases a built-in translation tool and Vivaldi 6.2 which packs significant performance upgrades under the hood.
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💬 Let’s see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- New Kali Linux and Mageia releases
- Mastering GNOME Activities search
- Productivity tools and tips
- And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Kali Linux 2023.3 was released with a focus on infrastructure.
- Linux Kernel 6.5 is here with initial support for Wi-Fi 7.
- Mageia 9 was released with plenty of improvements.
- Vivaldi 6.2 comes packed with a significant performance upgrade.
🧠 What we’re thinking about
Time for Linux to speed up its booting game?
🧮 Tips and Tutorials
Here are some simple but effective tips to be more productive on Linux.
You can use the open source LanguageTool for enhanced grammar checking in LibreOffice.
Some KDE users find it annoying. The good thing is that it can be easily disabled.
GNOME’s activity search area is highly underrated. Learn some useful tips in this article.
📹 What we are watching
Not gonna lie, it is surprising to see Apple doing this.
🎟️ Event alert
Open Source Summit Europe edition will take place in Bilbao, Spain from 19-21 September 2023.
If you are willing to attend, you can use the coupon code OSSEU23FOSS20 and get a 20% discount.
✨ Project highlights
Bring order to your research — use the power of Tropy to organize and describe your research photos so you can find your sources whenever you need them.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
A new kind of puzzle this week where you have to reorder tiles as per description.
💡 Quick handy tip
On Google Chrome and (hopefully) on other Chromium-based browsers, select a portion of text on an article and then right-click.
Then, select “Copy link to highlight”. Share this link with others so that they can directly read the highlighted portion.
🤣 Meme of the week
I bow down to you, my lord.
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On August 29, 1831, Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction. It is the core principle behind electric motors and electric generators, two significant inventions that power and drive the electronic technology of today.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
An interesting discussion regarding the state of accessibility in the FOSS world.
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