It seems Microsoft is nagging Windows users more frequently to switch to Windows 11. Time to upgrade to Linux? Perhaps. When support for Windows XP and 7 ended, it prompted many people to explore Linux on their personal computer. Will the demise of Windows 10 present the same opportunity?

Microsoft seems to be Poking its Users Again for Windows 11 Upgrade: It’s Time to Use Linux!It’s time to talk about switching to Linux, again!

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

  • GNOME 46 release.
  • The new Proton Mail app for Linux.
  • A new SteamOS contender from Playtron.
  • And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
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📰 Linux news

GNOME 46 Released: See What’s New!GNOME 46 is a subtle but useful upgrade.

🧠 What we’re thinking about

Mozilla has launched a new social media platform, it is called Didthis that focuses on hobbyists.

Didthis A New App for Hobbyists | The Mozilla BlogEveryone has a hobby. More generally, everyone has things they’re interested in or passionate about. And pursuing those interests is one of the big reaso

🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More

Own your Kindle e-books by removing the DRM from it using Calibre.

Use Calibre to Remove DRM from Kindle Books and Convert to PDFOwn your content by removing DRM from Kindle books with the help of open source tool Calibre.

Speaking of e-Books, here are some of the best readers for Linux.

8 Best eBook Readers for LinuxHave a look at some of the best ebook readers for Linux. These apps give a better reading experience and some will even help in managing your ebooks.

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a local media server by following this guide.

Setting up Jellyfin Media Server on Raspberry PiPut your Raspberry Pi to a good use by setting up local media streaming with Jellyfin.

In an earlier newsletter, we showcased the power of the “ps” command. This time, one of our community contributors wrote about the “procs” command, a better alternative to it.

procs: Rust Alternative to ps Command in LinuxHandle the processes better by using the Rust-based procs tool instead of the classic ps command in Linux.

📹 What we are watching

An interesting Credit Card-sized computer.

✨ Project highlights

A new competitor to Kali Linux, check out what it has to offer:

SnoopGod Linux: The Cybersecurity Distro Like Kali LinuxA modern fork of Blackbuntu for pentesters is here!

🧩 New quiz unit

Are you someone who constantly uses CLI tools? Curious to test what you know? Here you go:

Command-line Tools GuruDo you know recognize these powerful CLI tools and what they’re used for? Take this test!

💡 Quick handy tip

On GNOME, (I used GNOME 45 here), you can disable the insertion of a character repeatedly when holding down a key.

In Settings, go to Accessibility > Typing > Type Assist. Here, turn off the repeat key option.

Now, when typing, holding down a character key will only result in the character being placed once.

🤣 Meme of the week

Superhero Tux 🐧 💪

🗓️ Tech Trivia

MX Linux was released 10 years ago. On March 24, 2024, MX Linux completes 10 years of its existence. It has surely carved a good user base amongst the desktop Linux users.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 FOSSverse corner

Author and FOSSer, Daniel J. Barrett recently shared that his recent book, Linux Pocket Guide 4th Edition has been published. I was one of the technical reviewers of this excellent, quick reference book.

Linux Pocket Guide 4th Edition publishedLinux Pocket Guide, 4th Edition [Book] has just been published online. The Kindle e-book should be out in about a week, and the print version should be in stores by the end of March. The new edition features 50 new commands, a new organization, and many updates.

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