17 tech books, 4 fabulous Firefox extensions, Linux tricks, Buildah, Ansible, and other hot reads

17 tech books, 4 fabulous Firefox extensions, Linux tricks, Buildah, Ansible, and other hot reads

We look back at our biggest hits last week.

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Linux-related articles dominated our top 10 list last week, but our round-up of 17 books for Linux and open source fans was by far our biggest hit. Read on to see what else Opensource.com readers were excited about last week:

  1. 17 books for Linux and open source fans, by Jen Wike Huger
  2. 4 Firefox extensions to install now, by Jeremy Garcia
  3. Get more done at the Linux command line with GNU Parallel, by Seth Kenlon
  4. 3 useful things you can do with the IP tool in Linux, by Dave Neary
  5. Person with diabetes finds open source and builds her own medical device, by Taylor Greene
  6. Did you know Linux is in your TV?, by Dave Neary
  7. How to kill a process or stop a program in Linux, by Sachin Patil
  8. A look at open source image recognition technology, by Ben Cotton
  9. Analyzing Ansible runs using ARA, by Ajinkya Bapat
  10. Creating small containers with Buildah, by Tom Sweeney

LISA18 CFP office hours May 17th

LISA18 is the conference where sysadmins, systems engineers, IT operations professionals, SRE practitioners, developers, IT managers, and academic researchers share real-world knowledge about designing, building, securing, and maintaining the critical systems of our interconnected world. The CFP for LISA18 is open, and Brendan Gregg and I will co-chair this year's event, which will be held Oct 29-31 in downtown Nashville.

There will be online "office hours" with the LISA organizing committee on Thursday, May 17th, at 12-1pm PST. Anyone is welcome to join and ask questions about possible proposals. You can join over Slack or IRC:

If you would like to discuss proposals with us but are unable to make this time, feel free to ask questions in those channels and we will respond when we can, or contact us at lisa18chairs@usenix.org.

Send us your talk and tutorial proposals by May 24th. Follow LISA on Twitter to stay updated on deadlines and announcements.

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About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for Opensource.com. 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...