FOSS Weekly #23.39: Linux Shortcuts, LMDE 6, New Bazzite Distro and New Announcement

FOSS Weekly #23.39: Linux Shortcuts, LMDE 6, New Bazzite Distro and New Announcement

I have been hinting on introducing a ‘new feature’ in the last few newsletters.

The wait (and the suspense) is finally over. Let me announce the quiz section 🎊

No, they are not necessarily school material. They are a mix of puzzles, riddles and trivia questions. They will help you spend your spare time in a fun way.

Quizzes and Puzzles for Linux UsersHere are some fun, trivia quizzes and interesting puzzles to spend your free time.

There are 20 units at the moment. More will be added each week. I let you explore them.

I am also eager to hear your opinions on the quiz section. Do you like them? Are they worth the effort? Would you like to see something different? Please share your views by hitting the reply button.

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

  • Firefox 118 now offers native translation of webpages
  • Recording audio and removing noise with Audacity
  • A comparison between LanguageTool and Grammarly.
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news

We recently reviewed how the open source LanguageTool compares to the popular Grammarly tool.

I Switched to LanguageTool from Grammarly: Taking Control of Creativity and PrivacyComparing LanguageTool and Grammarly with user insights and more information.

🌐 Follow us on Google News

By the way, if you use Google, follow It’s FOSS on Google News to get trusted It’s FOSS content before other websites in Google search.

It’s FOSS – Google NewsRead full articles from It’s FOSS and explore endless topics, magazines and more on your phone or tablet with Google News.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

A handy guide on how to create a micro Linux distro from scratch. Of course, it is not for everyone.

Making a micro Linux distroA guide on building a simple Linux distribution from scratch. Detailed guide on building the kernel and the init process. Finally, a little distribution is built with u-root that is capable of connecting to the Internet.

Should Firefox focus on providing better support for popular tools?

There’s One More Reason to Use Mozilla Firefox Now!Firefox is making good advances. Let’s take a look at what’s cooking now!

🧮 Tips and Tutorials

Understanding those weird CPU terms.

arm vs aarch64 vs amd64 vs x86_64: What’s the DifferenceThere are so many terms when it comes to CPU: aarch64, x86_64, amd64, arm and more. Learn what they are and how they differ from each other.

Master the Linux terminal by using these useful shortcuts.

21 Useful Linux Terminal Shortcuts Pro Users LoveBecome more efficient in the Linux terminal by mastering these super useful keyboard shortcuts.

Got a multi-monitor setup? How about setting up different wallpapers for each of them?

Set Different Wallpaper for Each Monitor in LinuxIf you want to display different wallpapers on multiple monitors on your Linux distribution with GNOME, MATE or Budgie desktop environment, this nifty tool will help you achieve that.

And a quick tip about recording audio and reducing background noises with Audacity.

Record Audio in Linux With Audacity (and Reduce Noise)Audacity is an incredibly useful tool for quick audio edits. Here’s how you can install it on Linux and use it for audio recording and background noise removal.

📹 What we are watching

Here’s a cool DIY handheld we came across recently. It is powered by Linux, of course.

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✨ App highlights

CBconvert offers a neat way to convert comic books.

Convert Your Comic Books With This Open-Source Tool!Here’s something interesting for you to try!

Bazzite is a relatively new distro offering that focuses on gaming.

Bazzite: A Distro for Linux Gaming on Steam Deck and PCsGear up for gaming on Linux desktop or the Steam Deck. That sounds exciting!

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

An unusual one. Click on each individual word that you would like the puzzle player to deconstruct into the correct component part.

Puzzle of the Week: Deconstruct #1Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

💡 Quick handy tip

Here are some handy keyboard shortcuts for VirtualBox users:

  • Press right CTRL (Host) + F to move the VM to full screen. Press again to return to windowed mode.
  • Use right CTRL (Host) + E to take a screenshot of the VM. This will be stored in the VM’s directory.
  • Use right CTRL (Host) to access the host keyboard while inside a VM.

🤣 Meme of the week

Go forth and ‘killall’ my humble liege.

🗓️ Tech Trivia

LibreOffice turns 13 on September 28. Forked form Apache OpenOffice, it has become the default choice of office suite on all major Linux distributions.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

A nice discussion by one of our regulars, asking whether Lorem ipsum is useful or not.

Lorem ipsum: is it gibberish or a useful tool?Over the many computer programming courses I’ve followed/studied, I have frequently run across references to lorem-ipsum and its use in designing application user interfaces. I never fully understood why such a nonsensical collection of words was so important to design or even relavent until I ran a…

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