Top 10 articles and Editor's Picks from February

Top 10 and editor's picks: February review

We set another new record in February, and we round up our most popular reads.

Top 10 and editor's picks: February review
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With 644,988 unique visitors who generated 1,037,211 page views in February, February was our fifth consecutive month with more than one-million page views. Even better, we set new a new record for page views per day, averaging more than 37,000 daily views.

We published 82 articles, including 6 that were a part of our Careers in Open Source series. We welcomed 9 new authors, and more than 56% of our content was contributed by members of the open source community. Our community moderators contributed 19 articles.

February highlights

Editor's Pick 6

Here are six of our many favorite articles from February:

  1. MySQL 8 is coming—by Dave Stokes
  2. What will we do when everything is automated?—by Robert Reselman
  3. Using Python to find corrupted images—by Jason van Gumster (Community Moderator)
  4. What to do when people start hacking your culture—by Simon Phipps
  5. 6 open source tools I use on my Windows machine—by Jimmy Sjölund
  6. Free as in puppy: The hidden costs of free software—by Ben Cotton (Community Moderator)

Top 10 new articles published in February

  1. Try Raspberry Pi's PIXEL OS on your PC—by Ben Nuttall
  2. Top 3 machine learning libraries for Python—by Rikki Endsley (Red Hat)
  3. 10 command-line tools for data analysis in Linux—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  4. An introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes—by David Both (Community Moderator)
  5. Which is the best programming language for beginners?—by
  6. The decline of GPL?—by Jono Bacon (Community Moderator)
  7. Top 9 GNOME shell extensions to customize your desktop Linux experience—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  8. Awesome vim plugins for writers—by Zsolt Szakács
  9. 3 cool machine learning projects using TensorFlow and the Raspberry Pi—by Rikki Endsley (Red Hat)
  10. Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266—by David Egts (Red Hat)

Top 10 articles in February

  1. Top 11 project management tools for 2016—by Robin Muilwijk (Community Moderator)
  2. The current state of video editing for Linux—by Chris Long (Red Hat)
  3. Open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat for PDFs—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  4. 5 open source alternatives to Trello—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  5. 4 open source alternatives to Dreamweaver—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  6. Top 7 open source business intelligence and reporting tools—by Robin Muilwijk (Community Moderator)
  7. 5 open source home automation tools—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  8. Top 6 open source CRM tools for 2016—by Scott Nesbitt (Community Moderator)
  9. 3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD—by Jason Baker (Red Hat)
  10. Try Raspberry Pi's PIXEL OS on your PC—by Ben Nuttall

Would you like to see your name on this list? Send us your story ideas. Also see what's coming up the March preview.

Coming in April: Programming series

We're rounding up articles for our April programming series. Do you have an article idea? Send your proposal by March 15 to Drafts are due by March 22. Here are a few suggestions to help get those creative writing juices flowing:

  • Do you have a favorite programming language? Tell us why you like it best.
  • X ways to get started programming
  • What are the best game programming resources?
  • Explain how to build your first web app
  • Share a howto for building mobile apps
  • A beginners guide to APIs
  • What's your favorite homebrew script for automating tasks?

Other ideas? Send them to us.

About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community manager and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.