Finally, a most beautiful and joyful year comes to an End and now we are stepped in a new year completely. Let’s start the day with new year wishes to all TecMint.com readers. On behalf of entire TecMint Network (i.e. Me (Ravi Saive) and Narad Shreshta) I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 and may this year fill all your incomplete dreams and brings Happiness and Joy for the rest of your life.
If, we look back at the year of 2012, it has been a great year with full of success and joy for the Tecmint.com team. In the year 2012, we wrote some very useful howto’s, so we decided to compile the best articles of year 2012 and present it to our royal readers as a memorable gift of year 2013. If you are a regular reader of TecMint.com or a new comer and you have missed some of the best articles, then here is the complete list for you. Even you can bookmark this article for your future reference or reading.
Best Articles from year 2012
Here, we are listing down some of the top viewed articles of Tecmint.com starting from August 2012 till end of December 2012. We hope these articles might be very helpful to you in terms of your career, job or interview.
Linux OS Installation Guides
The following articles describes the installation of latest Linux operating systems which are released in 2012. The articles covers the step-by-step installation guides of Linux operating systems with screenshots along with download links for 32/64 bit systems. These articles very useful for newbies, who don’t know how to install a Linux operating systems in their machines.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 Installation Guide with Screenshots
- CentOS 6.3 Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots
- ClearOS 6.3.0 Linux Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots
- Fedora 17 Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots
- Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) is Released – Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots
- Linux Mint 13 (Maya) Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots
- Upgrade Linux Mint 13 (Maya) to Linux Mint 14 (Nadia)
- Ubuntu 12.10 Server (Quantal Quetzal) Installation Guide with Screenshots
- Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop Installation Guide with Screenshots
- Xubuntu 12.10 Desktop (Quantal Quetzal) Linux Installation Guide
Linux Useful Commands
We do understand that many of newbie users don’t like to use command line option in Linux, they simply stick to GUI level, but the truth is that an effective Linux system administrator must know the command line. For that reason, we have wrote some excellent articles on Linux commands that covers few top used commands like top, netstat, rpm, ls, cat etc.
- 30 Useful Linux Commands for System Administrators
- 20 Practical Examples of RPM Commands in Linux
- 8 Pratical Examples of Linux “Touch” Command
- 12 MySQL Backup and Restore Commands for Database Administration
- 20 MySQL (Mysqladmin) Commands for Database Administration in Linux
- 10 Wget (Linux File Downloader) Command Examples in Linux
- 10 Examples of Linux Free Command
- 13 Linux Network Configuration and Troubleshooting Commands
- 11 Cron Scheduling Task Examples in Linux
- 10 lsof Command Examples in Linux
- 12 TOP Command Examples in Linux
- 13 Basic Cat Command Examples in Linux
- 15 Basic ‘ls’ Command Examples in Linux
- 10 Linux Dig (Domain Information Groper) Commands to Query DNS
- 8 Linux Nslookup Commands to Troubleshoot DNS (Domain Name Server)
- 20 Linux YUM Commands for Package Management
- 20 Netstat Commands for Linux Network Management
Linux Monitoring Tools
Linux system monitoring one of most crucial and important thing for every system administrator in terms of keeping system performance much faster by monitoring CPU load, memory consumption, availability of free disk space, database monitoring, network traffic monitoring, service monitoring etc. We have written articles on few Linux monitoring tools that includes database, system and network monitoring. We hope following list of articles very much enough for all aspects of monitoring system performance.
- Install Mtop (MySQL Database Server Monitoring) in RHEL/CentOS 6/5/4, Fedora 17-12
- Mytop (MySQL Database Monitoring) in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6 and Fedora 17/12
- Install IfTop (Bandwidth Monitoring) Tool in RHEL / CentOS / Fedora
- Install Lynis (Linux Auditing Tool) in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6, Fedora 17-12
- Linux Performance Monitoring with Vmstat and Iostat Commands
- Install Cacti (Network Monitoring) on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Fedora 17-12
- Install Htop (Linux Process Monitoring) for RHEL, CentOS & Fedora
- Install Iotop (Monitor Linux Disk I/O) in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora
- Install Munin (Network Monitoring) in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora
- Wireshark – Network Protocol Analyzer Tool for RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
Linux Security Tools
Linux is more secure and stable operating system as compared to any other OS, but is still needs some security tools and tips to detect and protects from vulnerable attacks, intrusion attacks, security leaks, specially when you are using it as a ssh or web server server. The following articles provides some security tools and tips that might be very helpful in fixing up network leaks, prevent trojans, viruses and other remote exploits.
- 5 Best Practices to Secure and Protect SSH Server
- Install Linux Malware Detect (LMD) in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora
- Install ConfigServer Security & Firewall (CSF)
- Block SSH Server Attacks (Brute Force Attacks) Using DenyHosts
- Install Linux Rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora
- Protect Apache using Mod_Security and Mod_evasive
- Protect PHP Installation with Suhosin Security Patch
Web Server and Database Installation Guides
The following are the some excellent guides on setting up web server such as Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd, and Cherokee along with database MySQL.
- Install Apache, MySQL 5.5.28 & PHP 5.4.10 on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6 & Fedora 17-12
- Install LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MySQL 5.5.28, PHP 5.4.10) on RHEL/CentOS 5-6 & Fedora 12-17
- Install Lighttpd with MySQL5 and PHP5(PHP-FPM) Support on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.8
- How to Setup Cherokee (Webserver) with PHP5 (FastCGI) / MySQL Support in Ubuntu 12.10
- Install WordPress 3.5 Using LAMP or LEMP on RHEL, CentOS & Fedora
- Install MySQL 5.5.28 on RHEL/CentOS 6-5, Fedora 17-12
- Install MongoDB 2.0.6 on on RHEL/CentOS 5-6 & Fedora 12-17
- Install Apache CouchDB on RHEL/CentOS 6/5
Linux Useful Open Source Tools
The following list of artilces provides some important tools that might be very helpful to you while you are working with Linux environment.
- Install Wine 1.5.20 in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora
- Install Google Chrome 23.0 on Redhat/CentOS/Fedora Linux
- Install VirtualBox 4.2.6 on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6 and Fedora 17-12
- Install Webmin (Web Based System Administration) tool for Linux
- Install PhpMyAdmin 3.5.5 – A MySQL Administration Tool
- Install LibreOffice 3.6.4 on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6 and Fedora 17/12
- Firefox 17 Released – Install in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
- Install Eclipse Classic 4.2.1 in RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.6, Fedora 17-12
- Install Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 on RHEL/CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Fedora 17/16
- Install Skype 4.0 for RHEL/CentOS 6.3 and Fedora 17/16
- Install JDK /JRE 6 on RHEL/CentOS 6/5 and Fedora 17-12
Linux Media Players
Every Linux comes with preinstalled media player, but are they real choice for you? What if you would like to watch english or high definition movies? what about online music stores and radio streaming? Do you need subtitles for movies?. All your doubts and questions will solve by installing any of the following media player. Please do try any of them and do tell us your experience.
- SMPlayer 0.8.3 (Media Player) for Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14
- Install Rhythmbox 2.98 Music Player on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04
- Install VLC 2.0.5 in Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14
- Xnoise 0.2.13 Media Player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint
- GNOME Mplayer 1.0.7 for Ubuntu and Linux Mint
- BeatBox Music Player 0.7 for Ubuntu and Linux Mint
- Clementine 1.1 Music Player for Ubuntu and Linux Mint
We hope these collection of articles surely make you very busy for a while and do let us know your favorite article from the list. And don’t forget to spread this articles on the social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, to let others read our great articles of 2012 from the TecMint.