It’s free and open source software is 11 years old
Yes! It’s been more than a decade since I’ve been teaching and promoting Linux. It looks very unreal 🤩
I’m giving away Bash it Out, an e-book of Bash puzzles, to mark the occasion.
Don’t know bash scripting? No thanks necessary. You can start learning it with our latest Bash Basics series.
Pro members can download books from this page.
💬 Let’s see what else you have in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- The new Bash Basics series begins.
- Linus Torvalds has been in the news for his comments again.
- Debian 12 has been released recently with many improvements.
- 11% festive discount on the It FOSS Pro subscription (and two books on Linux and Bash)
- And other Linux news and videos, and of course memes!
📰 Linux news
Linus Torvalds recently reacted sternly to a comment on social.kernel.org.
Debian 12 ‘Bookworm’ has got some nice improvements.
🧠 What we think about
GitHub has been accused of modifying the output of Copilot’s programming assistant to avoid being flagged as a copy of licensed software.
🆕 As promised, a new series of Nash tutorials has begun! Here is the first chapter in the series.
The station runs on Tuesdays and covers the main drive.
Learn your way around fuzzy search to search files.
Keyboard shortcuts save time. The shortcuts mentioned here apply (mostly) to the GNOME desktop.
📹 What we’re watching
Linux can also run on Microsoft’s Surface devices.
✨ App highlights
Tube Downloader is a nifty app for downloading YouTube videos, for research purposes of course.
Here are the best virtualization software for Linux.
📥 Free eBooks to celebrate 11 years of FOSS
Test your knowledge of bash with this unique set of bash challenges.
Pro members can get two more books on Linux and Bash commands at this page. You have to be registered of course.
🛍️ Interesting deals for you
Learn today’s most popular programming languages with this bundle of DRM-free eBooks from O’Reilly. Purchase also supports Code for America.
Internxt is offering 2TB of cloud storage for just €10.79 per year as part of its summer sale.
🤣 Meme of the week
Ubuntu, why are you doing this?
🗓️ Technical trivia
On June 14, 1822, Charles Babbage revealed the design of a machine called the difference engine. This calculator is the first example of a mechanical computing machine and formed the basis for the Analytical Engine, which is commonly called the first computer.
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