FOSS Weekly #23.51: Fish Shell, Free AI Course, Zorin 17, DG/UX UNIX and More
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💬 Let’s see what you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- Broadcom being greedy after VMWare acquisition.
- Mozilla doing something that Google will probably never do (and that’s a good thing).
- A trip down memory lane alongside a few coverages focusing on AI.
- IBM has free AI courses.
- Christmas themed puzzles and riddles.
- And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Vivaldi 6.5 is here with workspace automation.
- CodeRabbit has extended their support to open-source projects.
- SerpentOS shares the progress so far.
- Fedora Asahi Remix 39 released.
- A new open-source project that aims to mitigate AI.
- Speaking of AI, Microsoft’s Windows AI Studio needs Linux to work 🤣
Zorin OS 17 is available now. The new desktop effects make it an attractive choice.
Fresh on the heels of Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware, the perpetual license is no more.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
Mozilla has done something that Google will probably never do for their Android web browser.
🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More
Here are some compelling reasons why you should switch to Fish from Bash.
IBM will teach you the ways of AI, if you have a few hours to spare.
📹 What we are watching
Nick from The Linux Experiment takes a look at the state of Linux as we head into 2024.
✨ Project highlights
Ready for a trip down memory lane? This time we took a stroll around the DG/UX UNIX OS.
🧩 New quizzes
Enjoy the Christmas special puzzles and riddles. There are more on the quiz page.
The Plus Members-only puzzles will be back in 2024. As a Christmas gift, the puzzles are open for all.
💡 Quick handy tip
You can prevent entering characters accidentally on a running GNOME terminal session by making it read-only.
To do this, click on the top-right hamburger menu and check the option called “Read-Only”.
It can also be done by right-clicking on a terminal window and selecting “Read-Only”
Revert the same process to resume input of characters.
🤣 Meme of the week
Cheers to that! 🥂
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On December 18, 1987, Larry Wall released Perl 1.0. Perl became a popular scripting language among the Unix and later Linux sysadmins.
🧑🤝🧑 FOSSverse corner
One of our longtime FOSSers has shared a detailed tutorial on how to use the ‘runit‘ init system.
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