Open source productivity tools, music players for Linux, privacy-protecting social media alternatives, and more

Top music players for Linux, privacy-protecting social media alternatives, printing tricks, productivity tools, and more

We round up the most popular articles from the past week.

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Kevin Sonney's open source tools series was popular with readers last week, as were articles on building Agile teams, privacy-protecting social media alternatives, and open source music players for Linux. 

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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...