15 command-line aliases, sysadmin container guide, top Raspberry Pi blogs, VPN and monitoring tools, and more

15 command-line aliases, sysadmin container guide, VPN and monitoring tools, top Raspberry Pi blogs, and more

Here's what was hot with readers last week.

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Top 10 (August 27-September 2)

Here's what Opensource.com readers were most excited about on the site last week:

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