FOSS Weekly #23.37: Unique Browsers, LibreOffice Tricks, Linux Malware and More
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💬 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.
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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.
🧮 Tips and Tutorials
Love LibreOffice? You’ll love it even more when you start using these tricks.
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.
And the second is to access USB drives easily within a virtual machine using VirtualBox.
📹 What we are watching
🎟️ Event alert
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✨ App highlights
A promising new tool in development that lets you easily create desktop files.
🧩 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!!!
💡 Quick handy tip
You can enable the highlighting of misspelled words on Gedit by enabling this option:
Menu button > Tools > Highlight misspelled words
🤣 Meme of the week
We already have too much on our plates, why do they add 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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