Popular programming languages, Audiophile Linux distro, GNU, Bash, Raspberry PI, DevOps, GIMP, and more

Popular programming languages, Audiophile Linux distro, GNU, Bash, Raspberry PI, DevOps, GIMP, and more

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Top 10 (September 24-30)

Here are our most popular Opensource.com articles from the past week:

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Learn why there are so many different programming languages.
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This lightweight open source audio OS offers a rich feature set and high-quality digital sound.
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Which GNU tool is your favorite? Here are five great responses.
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Get more efficient by using condensed versions of long Bash commands.
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Learn how to modify the amount of swap space available on your Linux system, and how much you really need.
Arcade games

Relive the golden age of gaming with these open source platforms for Raspberry Pi.
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The use of containers supports the three pillars of DevOps practices: flow, feedback, and continual experimentation and learning.
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Logreduce saves debugging time by picking out anomalies from mountains of log data.
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Find performance issues quickly with these tools, which provide a graphical view of what's happening across complex software systems.

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...