FOSS Weekly #23.47: Password Managers, Joplin and Flatpak Tips, Black Friday and More
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family (if you celebrate it) 🦃
While Thanksgiving is primarily a US tradition, Black Friday has become a global event with various deals and discounts being offered.
Each year, I look on the internet for Black Friday offers that should interest Linux users and collect them on a single page.
If interested, go through it and see if you find something worth spending (and saving) some money on.
💬 Let’s see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Xiaomi embraces open-source
- Flatpak tips
- Tips and tweaks for Joplin notes
- Open source password managers
- Two interesting projects
- And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Xiaomi is open-sourcing their Vela IoT platform.
- HandBrake 1.7 has been released with AV1 enhancements.
- EndeavourOS ‘Galileo’ is here, drops Xfce in favor of KDE Plasma.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
This seems like a motivating news until the VCs start cutting down on the openness.
🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More
Master Joplin with our handy list of tips and tweaks
And some tools and tips on better managing Flatpak applications
I am still using Arch Linux and discovering new problems and writing about them
For your privacy needs
📹 What we are watching
A self-snoozing clock made with Raspberry Pi? Well, not the only useless thing I watched this week 🤷
✨ Application highlights
Here’s a personal finance app that can be self-hosted!
Can I interest you in an open-source remake of the 2009 era RuneScape?
🧩 New quizzes
Fedora fan? How about a quick trivia quiz?
It’s FOSS Plus users can play this crossword-like puzzle focused on Arch-based distros.
💡 Quick handy tip
A handy KDE Plasma Tip!
If you have a mouse with additional buttons, you can assign buttons for desktop tasks like Application Launcher, Switch Desktop etc.
For this, right-click on the desktop and select “Configure Desktop and Wallpaper”. Now, go to Mouse Actions.
Here, click on the “Add Action” button and inside the “Input Here” button, click the key on your mouse that you want to use.
Now, select the desired action from the dropdown menu and click “Apply”.
🤣 Meme of the week
What is Windows? The ones attached to the walls of my home?
🗓️ Tech Trivia
The GIMP project turned 28 on 21st November. It’s interesting to see how old some of the popular open source software are.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
In this thread, FOSSers discuss what they do on their Linux systems apart from gaming.
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