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htpcBeginner Yearly Review 2012

First of all, we wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. 2012 was a very significant year for htpcBeginner. After being virtually non-existent from April 2010 to April 2012, we revamped the site and re-launched it as LinuXplained in June 2012. Since then its growth have been mind-boggling and currently has a community of over 850 followers and receives nearly 50,000 pageviews a month. This would not have been possible without your support. This also motivates us to provide more quality content that is easy to follow for both beginners and advanced home server enthusiasts.

Top Posts of 2012

Over the course of the year, we wrote several quality tutorials. Some of them have been community favorite. Listed below are the top 10 posts of 2012.

  1. How to fix wireless problems in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin?
  2. Setup MiniDLNA on Ubuntu
  3. How to install CouchPotato V2 on Ubuntu?
  4. Install deluge web interface on Ubuntu
  5. Minimal desktop environment for linux servers
  6. Install Transmission web interface on Ubuntu
  7. How to install Sick Beard on Ubuntu?
  8. Get Facebook like count using PHP
  9. How to get a free Usenet account with XSUsenet???
  10. Ubuntu compatible wireless cards (USB) โ€“ 5 Best in 2012

Looking Forward

In 2012 we performed several upgrades to enhance user/visitor experience on htpcBeginner. We assure that we will continue to work to improve your experience this year as well. Listed below are some of the enhancements that have been implemented starting this year.

  1. Yearly_And_Monthly_UpdatesYearly and Monthly Reviews: Beginning 2013 we are commencing our yearly and monthly updates. This post is in fact the first of this kind. These can be found under "News & Reviews" section.
  2. Yearly and Monthly Newsletters: Our beloved newsletter subscribers, you do not have to visit htpcBeginner to know what is going on. Yearly and Monthly Reviews will be sent to you by email. This is beneficial for readers who do not wish to receive all posts by email and would prefer to receive only monthly updates. And if you want to know more the details are just a click away. If you are not a newsletter subscriber, you may sign up here.
  3. ListX:List5_Menu_Link We are "trying" this new section. Under ListX we will present the top/best/worst/etc ideas or items on the topic of discussion. ListX is available through the navigation bar on top. Following previous posts already fall under this section:

    We will further expand this section with new posts and articles.

  4. Home Server/Networking Deals: Finally, we are going to try our best to present to you on a daily basis one best home server, electronics, networking deal. We will do the hard work for you to save.

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Closing Thoughts

We hope this provides a summary of the happenings in 2012 and what to expect in 2013. We want to thank you for supporting us by sharing our articles, giving us feed back, and suggesting new topics. In return we pledge our dedication to providing you quality content to improve your home server/networking experience. Once again we wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to your continued support in 2013.

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Anand is a self-learned computer enthusiast, hopeless tinkerer (if it ain't broke, fix it), a part-time blogger, and a Scientist during the day. He has been blogging since 2010 on Linux, Ubuntu, Home/Media/File Servers, Smart Home Automation, and related HOW-TOs.