FOSS Weekly #23.40: Linux Mint Edge Release, Bad News on RMS, Compiling Kernel and More

BTW, I use Arch Linux!

No, I am not joking. I have (re)installed Arch on my TUXEDO InfinityBook and using it as my daily driver these days. My main system still has Ubuntu 23.04, though.

The thing is that I had stopped ‘exploring’. Blame it on my age, mid-thirties now👴🏽

Since I stopped exploring other distros, I did not encounter issues with them and hence no tutorials and tips on them. That’s why some readers complained that there is too much Ubuntu on It’s FOSS.

Out of my comfort zone now, I plan to use Arch Linux for at least a month. Expect plenty of Arch tutorials 🙂

Fedora, SUSE, Gentoo and Slackware are also on my list. But that’s for the future.

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

  • A new Linux Mint release.
  • Upsetting news regarding Richard Stallman.
  • Introduction of a new digital audio workstation (DAW) for Linux.
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news

Our thoughts are with Richard Stallman as he faces this tough battle. It is disheartening to see him without his iconic long hair and beard 🙁

Richard Stallman is Battling Cancer 😔Let’s wish for a quick recovery!

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

Some important news regarding openSUSE: Slowroll.

Slowroll Distribution Keeps NameChoosing a name for anything is not an easy task; the detail can wield significant influence, which is why a survey to make a decision about renaming Slowrol…

🧮 Tips and Tutorials

An in-depth hands-on guide on compiling the Linux kernel manually from the source code. This is not for everyone, though. Only if you are keen to explore things on a deeper level.

A Guide to Compiling the Linux Kernel All By YourselfA tinkerer’s guide to experiencing the compilation of the latest Linux kernel all by yourself.

Budgie Desktop makeover, anyone? 4 simple ways to personalize it for you:

4 Simple Ways to Customize Budgie Desktop in LinuxBudgie is a modern approach to the desktop experience. You can further enhance it to your liking with these customization tips.

More tips than tweaks because Dolphin is already highly customizable.

17 Dolphin File Manager Tweaks for KDE UsersTake full advantage of KDE’s customization ability. Tweak Dolphin file manager to your liking with these tips.

And here are a couple of articles resulted through my Arch journey (so far):

📹 What we are watching

For Raspberry Pi fans 🙂

✨ App highlight

Keep a watchful eye on your Linux system with Mission Center.

Mission Center: A Sleek System Monitoring App for LinuxA user-friendly system monitoring app for Linux. Let’s check it out!

🧩 Weekly puzzle (for Pro members only)

The classic crossword puzzle composed of various Linux commands. A good way to test your command knowledge.

Puzzle of the Week: Crossword #4Exercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

💡 Quick handy tip

Close Multiple Tabs in Firefox by right-clicking on any Tab.

🤣 Meme of the week

Text files are quite powerful on Linux!

🗓️ Tech Trivia

Gentoo was founded on 4th October 1999. That was 24 years ago. 24 years of compiling the heck out of it 😉

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

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With what command is possible know the mainboard requirements about the RAM?For a computer and/or laptop used for developing and as server purposes, of course, it according with the hardware itself. Question With what command is possible know the mainboard requirements about the RAM? It such as: DDR type MHz ECC or non-UCC Buffered or Unbuffered Goal Confirm that all…

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