Top 10 June must-reads: Bash tips, Dropbox and Adobe Lightroom alternatives, Emacs vs. Vim, Linux tricks, and more

Top 10 June must-reads: Bash tips, Dropbox and Adobe Lightroom alternatives, Emacs vs. Vim, Linux tricks, and more

Check out highlights from the past month.

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In June brought in 736,312 unique visitors, a 20% year over year increase, who generated 1,180,106 page views for the month. We published 84 articles and welcomed 26 new authors. More than 65% of our content was contributed by members of the open source community. Community moderators contributed 15 articles.

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Top 10 articles published in June

command key on keyboard

These hidden features and shortcuts will help you perform some of the most common Bash functions more efficiently.
Cat dropped in a box

Find a filesharing application that doesn't compromise your security, freedom, or bank balance.
8 reasons to use the Xfce desktop

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

We're not trying to start a fight, but we'd still like to know: What's your favorite open source text editor?
12 fiction books for Linux and open source types

These people are your people. Find something interesting to add to your reading list.

Photographers: Check out these options for raw image processors without Lightroom's baggage.
How to reset, revert, and return to previous states in Git

Undo changes in a repository with the simplicity and elegance of Git commands.
How to connect to a remote desktop from Linux

Remmina's minimal UI makes it easy to remotely access Linux PCs and Windows 10.
Anatomy of a perfect pull request

What does a good pull request look like?
A friendly alternative to the find tool in Linux

The fd command offers a simple, intuitive way to search your Linux filesystem.

About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community architect 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.