HTPC Beginner is now Smart Home Beginner

Few months back, we launched as a separate resource site for beginners and enthusiasts new to home automation topics and news. However, over the last few weeks I realized that and are more similar than not. Therefore, after much thought, it makes logical sense to bring htpcBeginner … read more

Launching – Home Automation for Beginners

Smart Home Beginner

Thank you very much for your support and loyally following Over the last 7 years we have helped several million beginners and advanced users with our guides. I originally started when I began exploring the world of Linux and setting up a server at home. I have always … read more

Beginner Blueprint Complete Setup Guides

Beginner Blueprint Guides For Media Center Enthusiasts

Over the years last few years, has grown tremendously and we now have hundreds of highly-sought-after guides for HTPC and Home Server enthusiasts and newbies. However, we have realized over the years that a newbie to these topics can easily get overwhelmed with the number of guides and the … read more

Introducing htpcBeginner Support Forum (Giveaway Prizes!)

Htpcbeginner Support Forum Ft | Smarthomebeginner

It has been more than 5 years since I launched this site. Since rebranding it as in 2014, the growth has been tremendous. Unbelievable is the word I would use to describe the growth. Thanks to our loyal community for their great support as well as our awesome writers. … read more

12 Days of Ubuntu Server 14.04 Trusty Tahr

12 Days Of Trusty Tahr | Smarthomebeginner

Ubuntu Server 14.04 Trusty Tahr was announced in October 2011 and believe it or not April 17th, 2014 is almost here. The focus for this 20th release of Ubuntu has been on developing an operating system that works on devices of almost all sizes: smartphones, tablets, TVs, and smart screens. … read more

We Moved! Welcome to htpcBeginner

Move To Htpcbeginner Ft | Smarthomebeginner

For the past two years, we have been making your HTPC and Linux Home Server administration easier by writing several simple tutorials at LinuXplained (or LinuX eXplained) is a free Linux home server resource site. LinuXplained was originally founded in April 2010 by Anand. The main goal of this … read more 1st Birthday: Recap and Next Steps'S First Birthday

May 21st marked the first birthday or htpcBeginner (formerly LinuXplained). Truly though, it has been 2.5 year since I started a tech blog on WordPress on my first Ubuntu Server back in December 2010. With nearly 1200 likes, 600 followers, and 120 plusones/followers, we are slowly but surely growing to … read more

htpcBeginner Yearly Review 2012

Happy New Year | Smarthomebeginner

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 … read more