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Top 10 and editor's picks: July review
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We published 92 articles in July, including two series: Open Source for System Administrators and Texas Linux Fest. We welcomed 15 new authors, and our community moderators contributed 24 articles (26% of our total content).
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Editor's Pick 6
Here are six awesome articles from July:
- Sysadmin Elizabeth K. Joseph wrote two great articles for our Open Source for System Administrators series: 5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams and 5 reasons system administrators should use revision control.
- Our community moderator and resident Perl pro D Ruth Bavousett offered practical Perl tricks for system administrators.
- Carla Schroder knows a thing or two about Linux because she's been Linuxing since before you were born.
- Seth Kenlon explains how to get started with ADRIANE, a simple menu system for blind Linux users.
- Find out why you should avoid vanity metrics and measure what matters in the first article in a new column by James Falkner.
Top 10 articles published in July
- Top 10 Raspberry Pi add-on boards—by Ben Nuttall
- 22 open source tools for creatives—by Opensource.com
- Hands-on with the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition—by Anderson Silva
- When Linux is the face of kindness—by Phil Shapiro
- 4 open source tools I used to write a Linux book—by Steven Ovadia
- 3 open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher—by Jason Baker
- A open source toolkit for building your own home—by Joshua Pearce
- How I use Linux for theoretical physics—by Jonas Hegemann
- Getting started with Git—by Seth Kenlon
- Build your own open source solar panels—by Don Watkins