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

  1. Bash tips for everyday at the command line, by Steve Ovens (Red Hat)
  2. 5 open source alternatives to Dropbox, by (Red Hat)
  3. 8 reasons to use the Xfce Linux desktop environment, by David Both (Community Moderator)
  4. Emacs, Vim, or something else?, by (Red Hat)
  5. 12 fiction books for Linux and open source fans , by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat)
  6. 3 open source alternatives to Adobe Lightroom, by (Red Hat)
  7. How to reset, revert, and return to previous states in Git, by Brent Laster
  8. How to connect to a remote desktop from Linux, by Kedar Vijay Kulkarni (Red Hat)
  9. Anatomy of a perfect pull request, by Hugo Dias
  10. A friendly alternative to the find tool in Linux, by Patrick H. Mullins

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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.