13 Linux must-reads in 2018

13 Linux must-reads in 2018

This baker's dozen is the sweetest of the many Linux articles published on Opensource.com this year.

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I have been writing for Opensource.com for about four years and reading it since at least 2011. I am always amazed by the number and quality of the articles on the site. I have learned a great deal about many aspects of open source in general—and about Linux in particular.

The articles we publish about Linux are always very popular and generate a lot of interest. Of the many Linux-related articles published on Opensource.com in 2018, these 13 garnered the most views.

Top 13 Linux stories of 2018

A pile of paper mail

Ditch Outlook and check out six of the best open source desktop email applications.
Arrows moving a process forward

Dive into the differences between these two operating systems that share much of the same heritage and many of the same goals.
Closeup of a spider web, purple background

Learn to host your own website with Apache, a solid, well-known, and easy-to-configure web server.
Blue folders flying in the clouds above a city skyline

Remmina's minimal UI makes it easy to remotely access Linux PCs and Windows 10.
2 windows with brown frames on a white exterior wall

Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.
and old computer and a new computer, representing migration to new software or hardware

Set up your computer to boot into Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 as needed.

Learn the ins and outs of getting good software on your computer.
A Linux boot.

Understanding systems that are functioning well is great preparation for dealing with the inevitable failures.
People work on a computer server with devices

Learn the history of ext4, including what's different from ext3 and the other filesystems that came before it.
Penguin driving a car with a yellow background

Let us know your favorite in our annual poll.
Terminal view

Start mastering the Linux CLI with these 10 fundamental commands.

Some aliases are included by default in your installed Linux distro.
Penguin with green background

This Linux desktop environment is thin and fast with an overall elegance that makes it easy to figure out how to do things.

About the author

David Both - David Both is an Open Source Software and GNU/Linux advocate, trainer, writer, and speaker who lives in Raleigh North Carolina. He is a strong proponent of and evangelist for the "Linux Philosophy." David has been in the IT industry for nearly 50 years. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for over 20 years. David prefers to purchase the components and build his...