FOSS Weekly #23.34: Ubuntu 23.10 Features, Bodhi Linux 7, Useful Shortcuts and More

Several new releases this week. Lightweight Bodhi Linux released version 7.0. Deepin variant of Ubuntu, UbuntuDDE released version 23.04 (just 2 months before Ubuntu 23.10 release) and LibreOffice released a new version as well.

And the Linux project will turn 32 soon. I know a few readers who have been using it for the past 32 years. It’s 14 years of Linux for me as well. How long has it been for you?

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

  • Expected features in the upcoming Ubuntu 23.10
  • Troubleshooting a Linux system that fails to boot (specific usecase)
  • A bunch of other helpful tips and tutorials
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news

Ubuntu 23.10: Release Date and New FeaturesUbuntu’s next latest and greatest. Here’s what it is expected to pack in.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

An interesting take on the inner workings of the very first version of the Linux Kernel.

Exploring the internals of Linux v0.01Exploring the internals of Linux v0.01

🧮 Tips and Tutorials

There is a common issue that arises from graphic drivers. Here are some suggestions on handling it.

[Solved] Ubuntu Freezing at Boot Screen [Screenshot Guide]This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to deal with Ubuntu freezing at the boot by installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers. The tutorial was performed on a newly installed Ubuntu system but it should be applicable otherwise as well.

This is helpful not just for Ubuntu users but for other distributions’ users also.

13 Keyboard Shortcuts Every Ubuntu User Should KnowKnowing keyboard shortcuts increase your productivity. Here are some useful Ubuntu shortcut keys that will help you use Ubuntu like a pro.

A detailed tutorial on using subtitles with VLC. It also covers tips on automatically getting subtitles, synchronizing them, etc.

How to Use Subtitles with VLCA beginner’s guide to playing and managing subtitles with the VLC media player.

📹 What we are watching

✨ Project highlights

A remote desktop tool, written in Rust

GitHub – rustdesk/rustdesk: An open-source remote desktop, and alternative to TeamViewer.An open-source remote desktop, and alternative to TeamViewer. – GitHub – rustdesk/rustdesk: An open-source remote desktop, and alternative to TeamViewer.

🧩 Puzzle (for Pro members only)

Another version of the classic Crossword puzzle composed with Linux terms, distros and more.

Puzzle of The Week: Crossword #3Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

💡 Quick handy tip

Using ‘CTRL + SHIFT + T’ will restore a closed tab in Nautilus, just like in browsers. Likewise, ‘ALT + HOME’ will bring you to the homepage of the user.

🤣 Meme of the week

Grannie won’t find out, right?

🗓️ Tech Trivia

🎉 Linux will be turning 32 on 25 August 2023! 🐧🎂

Here’s to decades of innovation, collaboration, and open-source magic. Cheers to Linux and the community driving its success! 🚀🎈🎁

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

An insightful thread on getting a notebook for use with Linux by one of our regulars.

Can we talk about hardware on notebooks?I am researching getting an MS Surface type tablet (not necessarily MS) that I can put Linux on and have the note-taking ability in Xournal with a pen. I have always owned Intel devices and wondering about AMD. What is the difference in performance, etc.? I have read some discussions here about Sy…

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