FOSS Weekly #24.09: GNOME 46 & KDE 6 Features, PipeWire, Obsidian Tips and More

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KDE Plasma 6 is released. Upcoming distributions Fedora 40 should provide it. GNOME 46 will be releasing in the coming weeks too. April onwards, you’ll see newer versions being released for Ubuntu and most major Linux distributions. Exciting times ahead!

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

  • System monitoring tools in the command line
  • Some neat features you can expect from the GNOME 46 release
  • Warp terminal first impression
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
  • This edition of FOSS Weekly has been supported by Netdata.

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📰 Linux news

Here are some cool features that are set to arrive with GNOME 46:

GNOME 46 is Coming in Hot With These 6 FeaturesCan’t wait for GNOME 46? Here’s a sneak peek into the features you get with the upgrade.

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🧠 What we’re thinking about

Another major country is pushing for RISC-V, and I can’t wait to see how it pans out.

India continues to innovate homegrown RISC-V, launches Aries 3.0 board with an onboard Vega ET1031 CPURISC-V, as an open platform, gives countries like India a chance to break into semiconductors.

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

PipeWire vs. PulseAudio: Which one is your pick?

PipeWire vs PulseAudio: What’s the Difference?Classic PulseAudio or the new PipeWire? What’s the difference? What’s the buzz about Pipewire? Learn in this explainer.

CLI tools for system resource monitoring.

7 System Monitoring Tools for Linux That are Better Than TopTop command is good but there are better alternatives. Take a look at these system monitoring tools that are similar to top, but better than it.

Struggling to keep your Obsidian notes in order? Dive into these practical tips to organize your notes better:

13 Useful Tips on Organizing Notes Better With ObsidianUtilize Obsidian knowledge tool more effectively with these helpful tips and tweaks.

📹 What we are watching

Torvalds accepts it is heard to find Linux kernel maintainers


✨ Project highlights

Warp is finally available for Linux, learn what it does right and what it can do better:

Warp: Rust-based Terminal With Built-in AI is Now Available for Linux Also!A terminal emulator with built-in AI, futuristic.

🧩 New quiz unit

Drag and drop, match and pop!

Match the AppsA fun, drag and drop quiz to identify the popular applications.

💡 Quick handy tip

Locate the mouse pointer in Ubuntu by following this:

  • Go to Settings ➝ Accessibility ➝ Pointing and Clicking
  • Now, toggle the Locate Pointer button.

When you press the Left Control key, the mouse pointer will show an animation letting you know where it is located.


🤣 Meme of the week

Windows who? 😆


🗓️ Tech Trivia

On February 26, 1991, the Creator of World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, introduced the first-ever web browser. Initially called WorldWideWeb, it was later renamed Nexus to avoid confusion from World Wide Web itself.


🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

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A different password approachSeeing some recent discussion of password security prompted me to review my password situation. I am going to adopt a new approach. Each password will consist of 2 parts a variable part which is stored ( it does not matter where), and a fixed part which is carried in my head When entering a password, I look up the variable part, combine it with the fixed part in my head and enter the combined result. That means I can write the variable part on paper… and it is secure. How I do the…

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