Tools for sysadmins, Skype alternatives, improving Linux skills, 6 must-read RFCs, and more

Killer tools for sysadmins, Skype alternatives, improving Linux skills, 6 must-read RFCs, and more

You can't read everything on the internet, but here's a handy list of must-reads from last week.

Killer tools for sysadmins, Skype alternatives, improving Linux skills, 6 must-read RFCs, and more
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Weekly top 10 

Try as you might, you can't read everything on the internet, but here are our top 10 must-read articles from last week:

    tools in the cloud with security

    Administering networks and systems can get very stressful when the workload piles up. Nobody really...
    5 open source alternatives to Skype

    If you've been a working adult for more than a decade, you probably remember the high cost and...
    My first sysadmin mistake

    How to focus on finding a solution amid the panic.
    penguins

    This distro comes with a long list of pre-installed open source software tools for digital artists.
    How do you keep your Linux skills strong?

    No matter how experienced you are, if you don't make an effort to keep your skills sharp and pay...
    broken computer versus happy computer

    This article is excerpted from chapter 4 of Linux in Action , published by Manning. Whether you're...
    document sending

    Back in 2014, I wrote about wallabag , an open source alternative to read-it-later applications...
    Sea trials soldier crawling by DVIDSHUB

    The U.S. military is known for quite a few things, including its excessive and fascinating use of...
    6 must-read internet standards

    Thousands of RFCs have been published over the years, so we collected a few that our contributors...

    About the author

    Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community manager 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 UnixReview.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.