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Here's how we'd sum of the year in a few words: Linux, Python, sysadmin tools, and security.

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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

9 open source ERP systems to consider

Businesses with more than a handful of employees have a lot to balance including pricing, product...
Linux vs. Unix: What's the difference?

These two operating systems share much of the same heritage and many of the same goals.
Top 7 open source project management tools for agile teams

In this roundup of open source project management tools, we look at software that helps support...
Desktop email clients

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

Learn about the open source projects powering the next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Block ads on your network with Raspberry Pi and pi-hole

Hate seeing ads while browsing the web? Check out this tutorial on setting up pi-hole.
How to connect to a remote desktop from Linux

Remmina's minimal UI makes it easy to remotely access Linux PCs and Windows 10.
Supply chain management software tools

In this article, we'll take a look at some free and open source software options for supply chain...

Lost your Windows login? The chntpw utility can save the day.
Top 8 open source AI technologies in machine learning

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.

How do you install an application on Linux? As with many operating systems, there isn't just one...

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

The majority of modern Linux distributions default to the ext4 filesystem, just as previous Linux...
hello kitty pez dispenser with hand and candy

Python's for loops don't work the way for loops do in other languages. In this article we'll dive...
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.
CPU utilization is wrong

Everyone uses %CPU to measure performance, but everyone is wrong, says Netflix's Brendan Gregg in...
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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 senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for He primarily works with the DevOps Team and Open Organization community. 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 other)...