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In 2018, published more than 1,000 articles and welcomed hundreds of new writers. It was also the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the term open source software by Christine Peterson. What an amazing year for open source. Let's look back at some reader favorites—here are the top 18 most-read articles in 2018.

Top 18 open source stories in 2018

A confusing business organization chart

There are a number of flexible, feature-rich, and cost-effective open source ERP systems out there. Here are nine to check out.
Arrows moving a process forward

Dive into the differences between these two operating systems that share much of the same heritage and many of the same goals.
A confusing business organization chart

In this roundup of open source project management tools, we look at software that helps support Scrum, Kanban, and other agile methods.
A pile of paper mail

Ditch Outlook and check out six of the best open source desktop email applications.
Open source drones

Check out what's new in open source drone hardware, software, and related projects.
Pi hole black hole image

Hate seeing ads while browsing the web? Check out this tutorial on setting up pi-hole.
Blue folders flying in the clouds above a city skyline

Remmina's minimal UI makes it easy to remotely access Linux PCs and Windows 10.
A maze

Keep track of your inventory and the materials you need to make your products with these supply chain management tools.
2 windows with brown frames on a white exterior wall

Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.
A robot arm illustration

Take your machine learning to the next level with these artificial intelligence technologies.
and old computer and a new computer, representing migration to new software or hardware

Set up your computer to boot into Windows 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 as needed.

Learn the ins and outs of getting good software on your computer.
A Linux boot.

Understanding systems that are functioning well is great preparation for dealing with the inevitable failures.
People work on a computer server with devices

Learn the history of ext4, including what's different from ext3 and the other filesystems that came before it.
Hello kitty pez dispenser with hand and candy

Dive into Python's for loops to take a look at how they work under the hood and why they work the way they do.
Computer browser with books on the screen

Get started with this popular language or buff up on your coding skills with this curated book list. 
Two animated computers waving one missing an arm

Everyone uses %CPU to measure performance, but everyone is wrong, says Netflix's Brendan Gregg in his UpSCALE Lightning Talk.
2d arcade game sprite

Learn how to get started with Arcade, an easy-to-use Python library for creating 2D video games.

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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a Principal Program Manager at Red Hat with the Digital Communities team. He works with the Enable Architect, Enable Sysadmin, Enterprisers Project, and community publications. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets for a fun and shareable feed of his open source (and...