Top 5 articles of the week: October 30, 2015

Top 5 Halloween edition: Python IDEs, Raspberry Pi hamster project, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source security, problem solving Linux problems, a Raspberry Pi project for hamsters, an artist who loves Linux, and the most popular Python IDEs.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. Open source code isn’t a warranty

Ben Cotton tells us why open source code is not enough to keep us safe from the dark and scary things. But it's the right place to start as we move to more interconnected systems.

4. A troubleshooting process for Linux problems

Problems haunt us, especially when it comes to computers. Get some practical steps to solving problems of any kind, including on your Linux system.

3. Raspberry Pi answers: Are my hamsters lazy or super athletes?

Tinkerer Michelle Leonhart conjures up a project to track her hamsters' activity levels with a Raspberry Pi. Find out if they're more of the slow or fast zombie variety.

2. I'm an artist who loves Linux

This magical Linux Story follows an artist as he pursues a career in visual effects and a commitment to producing art using open source tools.

1. Top 3 open source Python IDEs

Slithering snakes may enter your imagination as you read more about the most popular open source integrated development environments for Python programmers in this article.

About the author

Jen Wike Huger - Jen Wike Huger is the Community Manager for Catch her at the next open source virtual event, or ping her on Twitter. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and daughters, June and Jewel.