Top 10 August must-reads: 15 time-saving command-line aliases, i3 window manager, Python, Linux, containers, Mu, EduBlocks, GNOME, Raspberry Pi, and more

Top 10 August must-reads: 15 time-saving command-line aliases, i3 window manager, Python, Linux, containers, Mu, EduBlocks, GNOME, Raspberry Pi, and more

We round up our top 10 most popular articles from the past month.

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August top 10

Some aliases are included by default in your installed Linux distro.
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Get started with the keystroke-driven i3 tiling window manager for the Linux desktop.
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Everyone wants to increase their productivity at the command line. What's your favorite tip for the Linux terminal?

EduBlocks brings a Scratch-like GUI to writing Python 3 code.
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What you need to know to understand how containers work.

Run and compile your programs more efficiently with this handy automation tool.
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Meet Mu, an open source editor that makes it easy for students to learn to code Python.
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Improve your 'top' knowledge with this tutorial.
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On GNOME's 21st birthday, we highlight some of the features we enjoy the most.

If you're planning your next Pi project, these blogs might help.

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...