Finally, a most beautiful and joyful year comes to an End and now we are stepped into a new year completely. Let’s start the day with new year wishes to all TecMint.com readers.
On behalf of entire TecMint Network team, I Ravi Saive wishes you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 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 2016, it has been a great year with full of success and joy for the Tecmint.com. In the year 2016, we wrote some very useful howto’s, so we decided to compile the best articles of year 2016 and present it to our royal readers as a memorable gift of year 2017.
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.
TecMint’s Most Viewed Articles of 2016
Here, we are listing down some of the top viewed articles starting from January 2016 till end of December 2016. We hope these articles might be very helpful to you in terms of your career, job or interview.
Furthermore, we also started some important programming series and covered some best F.O.S.S tools, Linux tricks and tips, Linux monitoring tools and interesting commands especially for beginners as listed below:
Useful Programming Series
Linux Useful Commands
We do understand that many of newbie users don’t like to use command line options in Linux, they simply stick to GUI level, but the truth is that an effective Linux system administrator must know the command line as well.
For that reason, we 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
- Switching From Windows to Nix – 20 Useful Commands for Newbies – Part 1
- 20 Advanced Commands for Middle Level Linux Users – Part 2
- 20 Advanced Commands for Linux Experts – Part 3
- 20 Funny Commands of Linux or Linux is Fun in Terminal – Part 1
- 6 Interesting Funny Commands of Linux (Fun in Terminal) – Part 2
- 51 Useful Lesser Known Commands for Linux Users
- 10 Most Dangerous Commands – You Should Never Execute on Linux
- 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.
- Nagios Monitoring Tool for Linux – Advance Level
- Zabbix Monitoring Tool for Linux – Advance Level
- Shell Script to Monitor Network, Disk Usage, Uptime, Load Average and RAM – New Update
- Install Mtop (MySQL Database Server Monitoring) in RHEL/CentOS 6/5/4, Fedora 17-12
- Linux Process Management with Kill, Pkill and Killall Commands
- 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.
- The Mega Guide To Harden and Secure CentOS 7 – Part 1
- The Mega Guide To Harden and Secure CentOS 7 – Part 2
- 25 Hardening Security Tips for Linux Servers
- How to Audit Linux Systems using Lynis Tool
- Secure Files/Directories using ACLs (Access Control Lists) in Linux
- How to Audit Network Performance, Security, and Troubleshooting in Linux
- Mandatory Access Control Essentials with SELinux – New Update
- 5 Best Practices to Secure and Protect SSH Server
- Install Linux Malware Detect (LMD) in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora
- 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
Linux Useful Open Source Tools
The following list of articles provides some important tools that might be very helpful to you while you are working with Linux environment.
- 10 Best Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Programs I Found in 2016
- 20 Free Open Source Softwares I Found in Year 2015
- 9 Tools to Monitor Linux Disk Partitions and Usage in Linux
- 11 Best Graphical Git Clients and Git Repository Viewers for Linux
- 10 Best Markdown Editors for Linux
- 8 Best Screen Recorders for Desktop Screen Recording in Linux
- 9 Best File Comparison and Difference (Diff) Tools for Linux
- 18 Best IDEs for C/C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux
- 13 Best File Managers for Linux Systems
- 14 Outstanding Backup Utilities for Linux Systems
- 8 Best Open Source Music Making Softwares for Linux
- 8 Best Video Editing Softwares I Discovered for Linux
- 12 Best Open Source Text Editors (GUI + CLI) I Found in 2015
- 15 Best Linux Photo/Image Editors I Discovered in 2015
- 4 Good Open Source Log Monitoring and Management Tools for Linux
- 10 Best Open Source Video Players For Linux in 2015
Linux Certifications – Preparation Guides
- eBook – RHCSA and RHCE Certification Preparation Guide
- eBook – Linux Foundation’s LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide
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 2016 from the TecMint.