FOSS Weekly #23.41: Wayland Only GNOME, Ubuntu 23.10, VLC Tip and More
Ubuntu 23.10 is releasing today. More snaps and more experiments. This is an important release because it will set the course for the next 24.04 LTS release.
While we’ll publish various release briefs in due time, you can take a look at the features in the upcoming release.
💬 Let’s see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- A feline connection to a server outage.
- New alternative to the CAPTCHA system.
- Some deeply saddening news regarding OldTechBloke Linux YouTuber.
- And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Open source DAW Ardour released version 8.0.
- Cloudflare released Google CAPTCHA replacement.
- A cat destroyed the server (for real).
- FOSDEM calls for devrooms.
- Graphic tool Krita released version 5.2.
GNOME is going to drop X11 in the near future for a Wayland-only approach. This is likely to disrupt the user experience with older applications.
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🕊️ RIP, OTB
I recently got to know that OldTechBloke has passed away. He was part of the Linux community and known for his YouTube videos where he shared his experiments and experience with desktop Linux.
According to his last video, he mentioned that he and his wife were facing some major health issues (around 12:20). It is sad to see such a kind soul passing away. Rest in Peace.
🧮 Tips and Tutorials
Curious about the differences between Ubuntu and Kubuntu?
Since I am using vanilla GNOME on Arch, I could not resist bringing the minimize button back.
Though it’s doable, VLC is not a very dependable screen recorder.
📹 What we are watching
Here’s a fascinating open-source camera that uses a Raspberry Pi at its core. The project also has a GitHub repo.
✨ App highlight
Pomatez is a neat app for implementing the ‘Pomodoro Technique’ for time management.
🧩 New quizzes
Don’t forget to explore the quiz section. There are new quizzes being added every week.
Pro users have the advantage of an extra quiz unit.
💡 Quick handy tip
You can prevent the accidental entering of characters in a running GNOME terminal session by making it read-only.
To do this, click on the top-right hamburger menu and check the option ‘Read-Only’.
It can also be done by right-clicking on a terminal window and selecting ‘Read-Only’.
To enable input of characters, revert the process.
🤣 Meme of the week
Is this Windows? I cannot believe it!
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On 14th October, KDE project will be 27 years old. It was conceived in 1996 to give a consistent user experience. KDE was short for K Desktop Environment but today, KDE has evolved and its desktop environment part is now known as Plasma.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
A resourceful thread by one of our Pro members, Ernie, on how to install LMDE 6.
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