Top 5 articles of the week: November 6, 2015

Top 5: Linux-compatible music, top IRC clients, and more

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This week, we highlight a Linux story from 1996, top open source IRC clients, an intro to GitHub, three tests for better documentation, and a few of the best places to find Linux-compatible music.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. Solving clients' problems with open source technology

Middleware expert Dino Ciuffetti clearly recalls his first encounter with Linux back in 1996. This article is part of our My Linux Story series.

4. Top 4 open source IRC clients

Staffer Jason Baker explores the many open source options for connecting and chatting with IRC, Internet Relay Chat.

3. A short introduction to GitHub

Take a dive into GitHub with this recap of Lee Faus's talk at All Things Open this year: GitHub 101: An introduction. Nicole Engard reports.

2. How reader-friendly are your docs? 

Laura Novich gives us three tests to help improve the readability our documentation.

1. Where to find high-quality, Linux-compatible music

Linux lover Chris Hermansen shows us a few Linux-compatible places to get high-quality digital music.

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