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Our third annual community yearbook rounds up the top projects, technologies, and stories from 2017. Be sure to read the 2015 Open Source Yearbook and 2016 Open Source Yearbook for a look at past years.

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Globe up in the clouds

For the same reasons Linux beat out proprietary software, open source should be the first choice for cloud-native environments.
Two animated computers waving one missing an arm

The last decade was all about teaching sysadmins to write code. The next challenge will be teaching operations to software developers.
Containers on a ship on the ocean

Containers have come a long way in the past few years. We walk through the timeline.
Sky with clouds and grass

Terms and concepts around cloud computing are still new, but evolving.
Gnomes in a window.

The GNOME 3 desktop was designed with the goals of being simple, easy to access, and reliable. GNOME's popularity attests to the achievement of those goals.
Clock, pen, and notepad on a desk

KDE's Plasma desktop offers a ton of options to customize your environment for the way you work. Here are seven to check out.
4 different colored hard drives

Take a walk through EXT4's history, features, and optimal use, and learn how it differs from previous iterations of the EXT filesystem.
Yellow arrows going both ways with texture

These technologies are quickly gaining ground on open source stalwarts, creating opportunities for people who become proficient in them.