FOSS Weekly #23.24: Free Book, Debian 12 Release, New Bash Series [Anniversary Special]

It’s FOSS turns 11 🎂

Yes! It’s been more than a decade of educating and promoting Linux. Seems so unreal 🤩

I am giving away Bash it Out, an ebook of Bash puzzles, to celebrate this occasion.

Don’t know Bash scripting? No worries. You can start learning it with our latest Bash Basics series.

You could also opt for Pro Subscription on this occasion and get an 11% discount and two additional ebooks: Learn Linux Quickly and Learn Bash Quickly.

Pro members can download the 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 was in the news for his comments yet again.
  • Debian 12 was released recently with many improvements.
  • 11% celebratory discount on It’s FOSS Pro subscription (and two Linux and Bash books)
  • And other Linux news, videos, and, of course, memes!

📰 Linux news

Linus Torvalds recently reacted sternly to a comment on social.kernel.org.

I am one of those “woke communists”: Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds, another day, another firm stance, and a mini-rant reply to someone.

Debian 12 ‘Bookworm’ has landed with some pretty impressive improvements.

Debian 12 “Bookworm” Has LandedDebian’s next big release is here. Learn more about it.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

GitHub has been accused of altering its Copilot programming assistant’s output to avoid being flagged as a copy of licensed software.

GitHub accused of varying Copilot output to avoid copyrightCopilot code-cloning case clarifies claims

🧮 Tutorials

🆕 As promised, the new Nash tutorial series has started! Here’s the first chapter of the series.

Bash Basics #1: Create and Run Your First Bash Shell ScriptStart learning bash scripting with this new series. Create and run your first bash shell script in the first chapter.

The terminal Tuesday continues and covers the head command.

Using head Command in Linux [5 Examples]The head command is one of the several ways to display file contents or part of it. You can also do more with it. Here are some common examples to explore.

Learn your way around Fuzzy search for searching through files.

Fuzzy File Search in Linux Command LineModern tools like fzf and fzy take the file search in Linux terminal to the next level.

Keyboard shortcuts save time. The shortcuts mentioned here are (mostly) applicable to the GNOME desktop.

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. You can use an operating system with the combination of keyboard and mouse but using the keyboard shortcuts saves your time. Note: The keyboard shortcu…

📹 What we are watching

Linux can also run on Microsoft’s Surface devices.

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✨ Application highlights

Tube Downloader is a neat application to download YouTube videos, for research purposes, of course.

Tube Downloader: An Open Source Tool to Download YouTube VideosNeed to download a YouTube video for research purposes? Tube Downloader can help.

Here are our top virtualization software picks for Linux.

10 Best Virtualization Software for Linux [2023]We take a look at some of the best virtualization programs that make things easy for users creating/managing VMs.

📥 Free ebooks to celebrate 11 years of It’s FOSS

Test your bash knowledge with this unique collection of bash challenges.

Pro members can get two additional books on Linux commands and Bash on this page. You have to be logged in, of course.

Pro Member ResourcesIt’s FOSS Pro members have more benefits now 🤩 Here are two premium ebooks that are available for purchase by everyone. Learn Linux Quickly – Linux Commands for BeginnersLearn Linux Quickly doesn’t assume any prior Linux knowledge, which makes it a perfect fit for beginners. Nevertheless, inter…

🛍️ Interesting deals for you

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🤣 Meme of the week

Ubuntu, why do you do this?

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🗓️ Tech Trivia

Difference Engine

On June 14, 1822, Charles Babbage unveiled the design for a machine called Difference Engine. This calculator is the first example of a mechanical computing machine and it formed the base for the Analytical Engine, generally called the first computer.


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