In this week’s Top 5, we highlight a review of the Linux-ready Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the Open Building Institute’s toolkit for building your own house, an Android app for learning to play an instrument, and a poll asking if you prefer Vim or Emacs as a text editor, and getting started with Vim.
Top 5 articles of the week
Jason Baker, a writer and editor for Opensource.com, spends an awful lot of time editing text. What tool does he use to get the job done? Well, he recently decided to finally learn Vim. In this article, he shares five things that helped him do that.
Nootka is an open source, Android app. How it works is you play the notes being displayed by the app, and it will tell you in real time if you’re playing them correctly. There are also exercises and exams to help you learn, and though it’s geared for guitar players, our author Tomasz says you can use it for any instrument.
The Open Building Institute is the brainchild of Catarina Mota of openMaterials and Marcin Jakubowski of Open Source Ecology. The toolkit includes a library of modular designs, detailed instructions, and software for building a whole house with a few friends.
Anderson Silva gets a brand new laptop, the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, and tells us why it’s a great machine for Linux.