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Growing a career alongside Linux

Linux veteran Michael Perry shares how he's seen the operating system grow since he first encountered it 18 years ago.Read more

Top 5 open source command shells for Linux

Top 5 open source command shells for Linux
Learn about the various open source alternatives to using the standard bash shell in Linux, including ksh, tcsh, zsh, and fish.Read more

Linux gives me all the tools I need

For Sean Ballais, the person who helped him discover Linux was his father. It was love at first sight.Read more

5 free and open music-making tools

5 free and open music-making tools
Aaron Wolf shares five tools for those looking to get started making music on Linux.Read more

Is the vinyl LP an open music format?

Is the vinyl LP an open music format?
The first article in our new Open Music column is dedicated to the author's favorite open music format: the vinyl LP.Read more

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

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

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.Read more

A love for technology leads to Linux and open source

Ashutosh Narayan's love of technology started in school and blossomed into a career as a Linux system administrator.Read more