FOSS Weekly #23.46: Linux YouTube Channels, GNOME Extensions, elementary OS 8 and More

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

  • A new Steam Deck variant.
  • Important details regarding elementary OS 8.
  • Linux YouTube Channels you may follow
  • And other Linux news, videos, Puzzles and, of course, memes!

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

Take a look at the past of your favorite email client.

An Untold History of ThunderbirdWHY was Thunderbird 115 called “Supernova?” What caused the press to declare Thunderbird dead back in 2012? And how did we turn the ship around? Ryan Sipes answers these questions and much more in his personal recollection of Thunderbird’s history.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

Here are our recommended Linux YouTube channels.

10 YouTube Channels Linux Users Should ExploreExploring YouTube channels to learn Linux? Here are some recommendations for Linux users.

Here’s how you can solve the ‘target not found’ error in Arch Linux.

[Solved] ‘target not found’ Error in Arch LinuxHere’s what you can do if you encounter the ‘target not found’ error while installing packages in Arch Linux.

A complete guide on using GNOME Shell Extensions.

How to Use GNOME Shell Extensions [Complete Guide]Step-by-step detailed guide to show you how to install GNOME Shell Extensions manually or easily via a browser.

📹 What we are watching

Do you ever wonder; are there any music streaming options that don’t collect my data?

✨ Application highlights

On the note of music streaming, why not give one of the apps listed below a try?

MusicPod is a neat flutter-based app with support for streaming internet radio.

MusicPod: A Beautiful Flutter-based Music, Radio, and Podcast Player for UbuntuA pretty, minimal, and useful music player to tune in to your favorite songs, radio channel, and podcast networks.

Or, you could go for BlackHole, an interesting Spotify-like music player for smartphones.

Upgrade Your Music Experience with This Spotify-like Open Source Mobile Music PlayerBlackHole is an interesting open-source music player for mobile phones.

🧩 New quizzes

From C to Python, can you correctly guess these creators of famous programming languages?

Guess the Legendary CodersA simple quiz that challenges to identify the creator of the famous programming languages.

How well do you know the common directories and their structure? Test your knowledge.

Puzzle of the Week: Fill in the Blanks #02: Construct the PathExercise those ‘little gray cells’ of yours and solve this puzzle.

💡 Quick handy tip

If your Qt apps look different on a Wayland session in Ubuntu, enter the following line on the ~/.profile:

export QT_QPA_PLATFORM=xcb

🤣 Meme of the week

I will get on it, ….. soon. 🫣

🗓️ Tech Trivia

On November 11, 1973, the Ethernet network functioned for the first time. Robert Metcalfe and David Boggs created it at the Xerox PARC.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

FOSSers are discussing the recently launched Raspberry Pi 5, and how they intend to use it.

Pi 5 (TIMES FIFTEEN!)I’m a tragic for RISC based devices to run a NIX, whether it be GNU/Linux, a BSD derivative, or the likes of MacOS (100% POSIX compliant, and licensed “UNIX”) on Apple Silicon… Got an email alert today that the new Pi 5 was available – from my favourite Aussie outlet – Core Electronics in The Hunte…

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