A look back on July's top articles

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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July highlights

Top 6

Editor's Pick 6

Here are six awesome articles from July:

Top 10 articles published in July

  1. Top 10 Raspberry Pi add-on boards—by Ben Nuttall
  2. 22 open source tools for creatives—by Opensource.com
  3. Hands-on with the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition—by Anderson Silva
  4. When Linux is the face of kindness—by Phil Shapiro
  5. 4 open source tools I used to write a Linux book—by Steven Ovadia
  6. 3 open source alternatives to Microsoft Publisher—by Jason Baker
  7. A open source toolkit for building your own home—by Joshua Pearce
  8. How I use Linux for theoretical physics—by Jonas Hegemann
  9. Getting started with Git—by Seth Kenlon
  10. Build your own open source solar panels—by Don Watkins

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About the author

Rikki Endsley
Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is a community manager and editor for Opensource.com. In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and UnixReview.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @rikkiends.