FOSS Weekly #24.05: Zed Editor, PrivateGPT AI, CPU Temperature in Linux and More
I promised at the beginning of 2024 that you'll see more exploring, homelab and hobbyist open source AI stuff this year along with the regular beginner-friendly tutorials.
In that regard, we have our first AI article published. It is about setting up PrivateGPT AI to interact with PDF documents. It's not written by me, that's another Abhishek.
With PrivateGPT, the data remains on your system and all the computation happens on your system.
I have also received the latest Raspberry Pi 5. Be prepared to see some Raspberry Pi tutorials as well 😄
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💬 Let's see what else you get in this edition of FOSS Weekly:
- A new Budgie release.
- Meta is betting big on its GitHub Copilot challenger.
- A guide on monitoring Raspberry Pi temperature.
- The creators of Atom have come up with something new.
- And other Linux news, videos and, of course, memes!
📰 Linux news
- Aircove VPN router is now available to purchase in Canada.
- Vanilla OS 2 Orchid Beta has been released for testing purposes.
- Meta's AI-powered rival to Github's Copilot has received a major boost.
- Budgie 10.9 was released, featuring a session manager and initial Wayland ports.
The creators of Atom have introduced a new open-source code editor. It's not available for Linux yet, though.
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🧠 What we’re thinking about
Linus is not happy with a Google kernel contributor, proceed with caution.
🧮 Linux Tips, Tutorials and More
I know I mentioned it in the intro of this newsletter but since some people just skip to respective sections, I included it again here.
Here's how you can keep an eye on the CPU and GPU temperature of your Raspberry Pi by using various methods.
You can also check CPU temperature in your regular Linux desktop.
This week's Linux command highlight is the paste command.
📹 What we are watching
The Framework 16 is effortless to take apart!
✨ Project highlights
I haven't tried it yet but the project seems to have potential.
🧩 New quiz unit
Can you guess the Linux commands from their usage description in this time sensitive quiz?
🎟️ Event alert
Free and open source conference Installfest in Prague is gearing up for its latest event. Most talks from previous years are in Czech, but there will be some in English as well.
Call for speakers is now open, so if you have interesting thoughts to share at the event, please apply on their website.
💡 Quick handy tip
Get the view count of your bookmarks (how many times you visited your bookmarks) in Firefox.
Go to Firefox Library (Bookmark Manager) using the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl+Shift+O”. From there, toggle the view count by going into the “Views” menu.
🤣 Meme of the week
They are some of the real ones out there. Never lose hope, newbies!
🗓️ Tech Trivia
On January 25, 1915, Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
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