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Opensource.com Editorial Overview

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Opensource.com published more than 1000 articles last year by talented people in tech from various backgrounds and with various skills. 

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Article topics

Opensource.com publishes articles on these topics all year long.

Alternatives -- Open source instead of proprietary

Automation -- Ansible, Bash, Perl, and others

Command line -- Tools, tutorials, and tips for Linux

Data science -- Python, and more

DevOps -- Tools and lessons learned

Hardware --Tutorials for the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and more

IoT -- Home automation projects, and more

Java -- Tutorials, tips, tools

Linux -- Getting started with a Linux command or distro

Machine learning / AI -- How to get started with a tool

Multimedia -- Music, audio, video, editing, 3D rendering, and more

My Linux Story -- Personal stories of how one came to know, love, and use Linux

My Open Source Story -- Personal stories of how one came to know, love, and use open source software or hardware

Networking -- Tutorials, introductions, and recommendations

Personal stories -- Open source / Linux experiences, tips, and more

Productivity tools -- Linux, open source, and more

Programming -- Go, TensorFlow, Perl, JavaScript, MySQL, Rust, and more

Python -- Tutorials, tips, tools

Systems administration -- Sysadmin tools, tips, and more

Tools -- Tell us what it's for, how it works, and where to learn more

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