Top 5 articles of the week: February 12

Modernizing the US Air Force, Linux tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi, and more

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In this week's Top 5 articles of the week, we highlight open source software to modernize a US Air Force command center, Linux monitoring tools, Cluster computing with Raspberry Pi and Kubernetes, a My Linux Story, and who uses Virtual Machines?

Top 5 articles of the week

5. Have you ever used a virtual machine?

Are virtual machines old news to you or have you ever tried one out? Take our poll and let us know what you know about virtual machines and their uses.

4. An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

When plans to move to Los Angeles with his band fell through, Linux and open source software helped jumpstart Tim College's IT career.

3. Cluster computing on the Raspberry Pi with Kubernetes

Have you ever thought about making your very own cloud using a collection of Raspberry Pis? In this article, learn how to by installing Kubernetes to control them as a cluster.

2. 4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

David Both shares his favorite system monitoring tools for understanding what is going on in any Linux environment: top, atop, htop, and glances.

1. Why I fought for open source in the Air Force

John Allison shares why he looked to open source software when tasked with modernizing a U.S. Air Force command center.

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