FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

Not sure if you have noticed already, there is a ‘resources’ section at the lower half of the It’s FOSS homepage. It features some of the tutorial series and detailed guides that you might not have found otherwise.

I have also added a ‘Resources’ link in the top menu so you can access them from anywhere on It’s FOSS website.

FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

And if you like quizzes and puzzles, I’ll have a good news for you in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned 😉

💬 Let’s see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:

  • Ubuntu 23.10 to feature TPM-backed full disk encryption
  • openSUSE is readying up for a major change
  • Changing config for VMs and accessing USB storage from VMs
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news

  • Ubuntu 23.10 is all set to introduce experimental TPM-backed full-disk encryption.
  • GNOME Crosswords now gets a standalone editor with recent release.
  • Meta has begun work on building an open-source ChatGPT competitor.
  • Librem revealed a privacy-focused Linux tablet.

openSUSE is taking a different direction where the stable version Leap may no longer exist.

openSUSE Wants to Replace Leap With a New Offering
openSUSE Leap is set to be replaced with a new option. Learn more about it here.
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It’s FOSS – Google News
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🧠 What we’re thinking about

An interesting case was detected by Kaspersky security team. The malicious package was found to be distributed through the official website of Free Download Manager.

Linux Malware! Read This If You Use Free Download Manager
It is always best to stay cautious no matter what you use!
FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

🧮 Tips and Tutorials

Love LibreOffice? You’ll love it even more when you start using these tricks.

15 LibreOffice Tips to Get More Out of it
LibreOffice is an excellent office suite. These LibreOffice tips will enable you to use it more effectively.
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This time around, we have two useful tutorials for VirtualBox in Linux.

First, you will see how straightforward it is to change the config of a virtual machine using VirtualBox.

Change Configuration of Existing VirtualBox Virtual Machines
From CPU and RAM to disk size, VirtualBox allows you to tweak several configurations in a virtual machine even after creating it.
FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

And the second is to access USB drives easily within a virtual machine using VirtualBox.

Access USB from Virtual Machine in VirtualBox on Linux
You can totally access the USB storage from inside the virtual machine. Here’s how to do that if you are using VirtualBox on Linux.
FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

📹 What we are watching


🎟️ 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.

Open Source Summit Europe | Linux Foundation Events
The premier vendor-neutral conference for open source developers and technologists to collaborate, share information and learn about the latest technologies and innovations across open source.
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✨ App highlights

A promising new tool in development that lets you easily create desktop files.

GitHub – andreibachim/shortcut: Make desktop files
Make desktop files. Contribute to andreibachim/shortcut development by creating an account on GitHub.
FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

Find the hidden GitHub alternatives’ names in this exciting word search puzzle. In addition, once you have spotted all the words, read the rest of the words that are not part of other names together (normal order) to form a trivia fact… Type that sentence, without any spaces, onto the bottom box to complete the puzzle!!!

Puzzle of the Week: WordSearch #4: GitHub Alternatives
Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.
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💡 Quick handy tip

You can enable the highlighting of misspelled words on Gedit by enabling this option:

Menu button > Tools > Highlight misspelled words
FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More
📋
You can improve your spelling and grammar check with open source LanguageTool (affiliate link).

🤣 Meme of the week

We already have too much on our plates, why do they add more?

FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More

🗓️ Tech Trivia

The first internet search engine, Archie, was launched on September 10, 1990. It was used to index FTP archives to make finding files easier. And yes, it was before the World Wide Web was invented.


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