Top 5 article and video for July 10, 2015

Top 5: Linux in the military, tools for documents and text, and more

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This week's Top 5 looks at Linux in the military, text editors, text tools, document tools, and Python and Raspberry Pi for education.

Top 5 articles of the week

5. What's your preferred text editor?

We kicked off this week with a poll asking: What's your preferred text editor? We have over 550 votes with vi in the lead and tons of comments of readers sharing their favorites, from Kate to Notepad++ to Sublime.

4. Linux provides career transition after military service

Chase Crum shares his Linux story with us as part of our My Linux Story series. He learned Linux as part of the United States Army, and later took positions as a Linux Engineer for companies like Dell and Sprint. Today he uses Fedora 22 and owes much of his life's success to a mentor, and to Linux. Read more about Chase's amazing story on the homepage.

3. 5 open source tools for taming text

Text is everywhere. And when unstructured text enters your field of view, do you know what open source tools to reach out to for things like sentiment analysis, topic identification, automatic labeling of content, and the like? Grant Ingersoll gives you the goods, plus a few books to check out for more background on text processing.

2. Python and Raspberry Pi in education

Ben Nuttall of the Raspberry Pi Foundation tells us that Python is the go-to language for most of their projects and activites. Find out why in this article.

1. 5 open source alternatives to Google Docs

New writer for, Tatiana Kochedykova covers five open source alternatives to Google docs. These are tools for writing, document collaboration, and more. If your team is looking for an open source tool to get a job like that done, use this article to find out more about Gobby, Etherpad, Firepad, OnlyOffice, and ownCloud Documents.

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.