Linux and Open Source: Best of 2010

A look back at the Linux and Open Source blog in 2010 includes some of the topics that kicked off the hottest discussions of the year. Here are the top five posts.

In 2010 we saw the usual upgrades to popular distributions and applications, big steps forward for Ubuntu, and all sorts of tips and how-tos from our writers. Below are some of the top posts of the year, based on a combination of discussions, views, and votes.

#1 A Linux experiment gone horribly...perfect!

Jack Wallen rolled some dice and installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a machine for someone who was used to Windows Vista. How do you think this little experiment went? Read the original post.

#2 How to set up an OpenVPN server

Vincent Danen shows you how to set up OpenVPN and takes you through some of the tricky configuration steps to get you up and running quickly. Read the original post.

#3 Throwing down the gauntlet: Prove that Linux is not user-friendly

Jack Wallen tosses down the gauntlet in a challenge to ask readers to give legitimate reasons why Linux can or can not make it. It stirred up one of the more passionate discussions. Read the original post.

#4 Windows or Linux: Which is easier to fix?

Jack Wallen intentionally breaks both Linux and Windows to see which one is easier to fix. What was the unexpected conclusion? Read the original post.

#5 A Linux for everyone (and everything)!

Jack Wallen was hit with an idea that could turn the Linux (and Windows) world on its ear. It's all about a Linux operating system that could do absolutely everything you needed to do. Read on and judge for yourself if this idea could work. Read the original post.