FOSS Weekly #23.36: De-Googled Fairphone 5, GNOME 45 Features, Pacman Commands and More
The month of September seems to be steaming with new releases. It’s just the first week and we already have many new distro version releases. On top of that, GNOME 45 will be coming in the next two weeks.
By the way, have you looked at the resources section on the It’s FOSS homepage? I am trying to make the homepage more useful by listing content organized in chapters, micro-courses and in-depth guides.
I hope you like this approach 🙂
💬 Let’s see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Wayland support for IntelliJ IDEs
- Using the Additional Drivers utility in Ubuntu
- Various new distro version releases
- And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Murena Fairphone 5 is here featuring /e/OS.
- PyCharm and Android Studio to feature Wayland support for Linux.
- Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 5 was released with many improvements.
- Regolith Desktop 3.0 introduced with improved Fractional Scaling.
- Nitrux 3.0 has arrived with an improved update tool and more.
- Linux Lite 6.6 also released with a new welcome app.
- Manjaro 23.0 Uranos is also available now.
Excited about the upcoming GNOME 45? Take a look at the proposed new features.
Not really a feature as GNOME 45 will negatively impact extensions.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
Well, well, well. Microsoft is at it AGAIN, it seems.
🧮 Tips and Tutorials
Testing live USB without rebooting the system? With a little effort, you can do it in VirtualBox itself.
A guide to using pacman commands in Arch-based distros.
Your Linux system should normally handle the drivers well (if there are any). If there are more than one available for your system, you should see it in the Additional Drivers tool in Ubuntu.
📹 What we are watching
An interesting out-take on how accent colors are being handled in Linux.
🎟️ Event alert
Open Source Summit Europe edition will take place in Bilbao, Spain from 19-21 September 2023. It’s FOSS is a media partner for the event.
If you are willing to attend, you can use the coupon code OSSEU23FOSS20 and get a 20% discount.
✨ Project highlights
Here’s an interesting alternative to Discourse.
🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)
Test your knowledge and intuition as you decipher clues, solve brain-teasing riddles, and uncover the names of popular Linux applications.
💡 Quick handy tip
If you are running multiple terminal windows with different active commands (active means those that are not stopped after execution but running continuously, like top, less, etc.).
Then, you can move between windows that are running separate commands by searching for the command name in the GNOME shell search.
This also works for multiple tabs in one terminal window, where we can switch between tabs by entering the name of the command that is running in a particular tab.
🤣 Meme of the week
We can’t be doing this any more Rick, it’s too much! -Morty
🗓️ Tech Trivia
Dennis Ritchie, the creator of C programming language and UNIX operating system, was born on September 9, 1941. He also created a lesser-known B programming language. Ritchie died on October 12, 2011. This computing legend’s death did not get the due coverage as the media was busy mourning the recent demise of Steve Jobs.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
A fascinating thread on Hyperbola Linux by one of our regulars.
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