FOSS Weekly #24.10: Second Brain Apps, Kernel Programming, New Linux Apps and More

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Not sure if you have noticed it already, we are doing more Linux book reviews this year. It’s a way to introduce you to interesting new Linux books that you may want to explore.

Take Linux Kernel Programming book, for example. It’s an excellent resource with hands-on approach to get into kernel development.

The Book You Need to Start With Linux Kernel Development The Linux Kernel Programming (Second Edition) is a must-read for anyone who is interested in writing code for the Linux Kernel.

I hope you enjoy learning about these books.

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

  • Check out second brain apps.
  • A new project that combines the power of Nix and BSD.
  • New Linux apps that took us by surprise.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
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📰 Linux news

Linux Mint is replacing Hexchat with a new chat app that was built from the ground up.

Linux Mint is Building a New Chat App to Replace ‘Hexchat’Linux Mint’s new desktop chat app. Interesting, but not the replacement some were hoping it to be.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

I have been seeing a flood of AI-generated articles since last year. It is really concerning to see a such a big name like CNET being caught serving low-quality content to their readers.

AI-generated articles prompt Wikipedia to downgrade CNET’s reliability ratingFuturism report highlights the reputational cost of publishing AI-generated content.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

Turn your notes collection into knowledge base with these second brain apps.

8 Open Source Second Brain Knowledge Base ToolsWant a powerful note-taking experience? Try these knowledge-base focused second brain apps.

The “ps” command makes monitoring processes simple.

ps Command Examples in LinuxWant to get the details on the running processes of your Linux system? The ps command can help.

Spice up your Ubuntu installation with these icon themes. There are themes for other distros too.

Best Ubuntu Themes: 17 Beautiful Icon Themes in 2024Want to make your Linux or Ubuntu desktop pretty? We suggest you to try these gorgeous icon themes!

📹 What we are watching

A journey through the various stock versions of Android. Which one is your favorite? Mine is Android 14.


✨ Project highlights

Dosage can ensure that you never lose track of important medication again.

Track Your Meds: Dosage, the Open-Source Linux AppThis app makes it easy to keep up with your medications.

You can also find useful apps like that in the compilation below.

8 Linux Apps That Surprised Me!I think you should take a look at these Linux apps!

🧩 New quiz unit

Keep rolling with this new quiz.

Arch Trivia QuizTrue Arch fan? Can you answer all these questions correctly?

💡 Quick handy tip

Move a specific window to the currently visible workspace in GNOME.

When using GNOME Apps, you can right-click on an empty space in the title and then select the “Always on Visible Workspace” option.

Now, whenever you change to a new workspace, that specific app will be moved to that workspace.


🤣 Meme of the week

I am glad that I don’t have Windows in my workspace.


🗓️ Tech Trivia

March 1, 2008, marked the day that America Online discontinued the Netscape web browser. Many of you may remember using this popular web browser from the past.


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

One of our Pro FOSSers has stumbled upon an interesting command for systemd.

Security in SystemdRan across a discussion today on reddit. Have never heard of this terminal command: systemd-analyze security But the output on my server was a bit alarming. Anyone care to explain what these mean? Thanks, Sheila

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