Top 5: Alternatives to Office 365, Why do you love Linux?, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight Docear for researchers, one Linux user's journey in keeping modern firmwares current, 25 reasons our readers love Linux, three command-line music players, and open source web-based office suite alternatives.

Top 5 articles of the week

5.How to organize your scholarly research with Docear

Researchers need help tracking their citations and notes, and mapping them to the structure of their papers. Joshua Allen Holm tells how Docear can help.

4.Almost open: BIOS and firmware update tips for Linux users

In this article, a Linux user shares his journey in keeping modern firmwares current.

3. 25 things to love about Linux

Yesterday marked 25 years of Linux, the most successful software ever. At LinuxCon this week, Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation spoke words of admiration, praise, and excitement from the keynote stage, saying "Linux at 25 is a big thing" and "You can better yourself while bettering others at the same time." To celebrate, we asked our readers what they love about Linux and rounded up 25 responses.

2. 3 command-line music players for Linux

If you want to know how to play music straight from the Linux terminal, check out these three command-line music players from writer Chris Hermansen.

1. 3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It's true that many web-based office suites are closed source, but writer Scott Nesbitt brings us a few great alternatives available for open source enthusiasts to choose from.


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