The top 10 most popular original Linux.com stories of 2012 are all excellent stories, and they cover a range of subjects, from distro roundups to news to gnarly howtos. Please enjoy this roundup, and we'll see you next year!
2012 Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You
1) Distro roundups are always popular, and 2012 Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You by Brian Proffitt was a huge hit. It's a perennial favorite, as Brian scored #2 in last year's annual hit parade, and the first one that ran in 2010, The Top 7 Best Linux Distributions for You is the all-time most popular Linux.com story.
Scientific Linux: The great distro with the wrong name
2) Scientific Linux: The great distro with the wrong name by me gets second place for the year. Scientific Linux is one of the best Red Hat Enterprise Linux clones, so it's good to see it getting some attention.
High performance: 94% of worlds top 500 supercomputers run Linux
3) High performance: 94% of worlds top 500 supercomputers run Linux by the excellent Katherine Noyes racked up a lot of eyeballs, and why not? Gloating is fun, and it's a great showcase for what Linux can do.
30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Linus Torvalds
4) Jennifer Cloer's "30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks" series has been very successful, and of course the popular inventor of Linux is going to take the #1 spot with 30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Linus Torvalds.
What Are the Best 10 Linux Desktop Apps?
5) What Are the Best 10 Linux Desktop Apps? by Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier gives some good insights into a selection of Linux desktop applications. Desktop applications for Linux have matured and become so excellent that this could easily become a 100-best list.
SUSE Linux Says Btrfs is Ready to Rock
6) Filesystems always attract a lot of interest, SUSE is a rock-solid distro, and so SUSE Linux Says Btrfs is Ready to Rock by none other than me made the top 10.
Six Linux Distros Born in 2012
7) Katherine Noyes raided the Linux nursery to come up with Six Linux Distros Born in 2012. It's interesting that two of them include modifications of GNOME 3 to look like GNOME 2.
Weekend Project: Learning Ins and Outs of Arduino
8) Hey, it's me again! Which goes to show that if you write a whole lot of articles for Linux.com some of them are bound to be read. Weekend Project: Learning Ins and Outs of Arduino came in at #8, and I am pleased to see a lot of interest in Arduino because it's a wonderful platform for learning both programming and electronics.
Zenoss or Nagios? Your All-Seeing Network Eye in the Sky
9) Networking monitoring is always something we want to do better, so it's no surprise that Zenoss or Nagios? Your All-Seeing Network Eye in the Sky is popular.
The Linux Talent Draft is On
10) Want a challenging, satisfying career? Calling all Linux nerds: The Linux Talent Draft is On, by Jennifer Cloer, says that demand for skilled Linux talent is growing, and employers are willing to pay well for it.
What will 2013 bring? Cloud, mobile, and gaming.