The 10 most-viewed SMB Technologist posts published in 2012 cover Linux, virtualization, JavaScript libraries, and more. Thanks to our SMB Technologist contributing writers and readers for your contributions this year. Let us know what topics you’d like to see covered here in 2013.

1. How to create an FTP server on an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine

Lauren Malhoit walks you through the steps for setting up a Linux Ubuntu 12.04 server with a second hard drive as a VMware virtual machine.

2. Extending partitions on Linux VMware virtual machines

Lauren Malhoit explains how she extended her Linux partitions.

3. 10 useful libraries for JavaScript developers

Learning how to use JavaScript libraries to create interactivity on a Web browser or making a responsive application is becoming increasingly important. Here are ten of the best.

4. Fixing DNS and authentication problems when using a VPN

When you use a VPN to access a remote network you might need some configuration changes on the client PC to ensure you can access resources on both networks.

5. How to run VMware ESXi on a Mac

As of the vSphere 5 (ESXi 5) release, Macintosh is now supported as a VM guest, as long as you put it on Mac hardware. Lauren Malhoit puts an old Mac Pro 4 through the test.

6. Make your site mobile ready without creating a mobile site

It’s estimated that by 2013, there will be more mobile internet users than desktop users. Here’s how to prepare your own site.

7. Setting up Cisco ASA 5510 firewall, part 2

In the second installment of her series on setting up a Cisco ASA firewall, Lauren Malhoit runs through setting up management access and then setting up a cluster with two ASAs.

8. Upgrade to vSphere 5.0 Update 1 using Update Manager

Here’s a step-by-step walk-through for how to use Update Manager to upgrade to vSphere 5.0 Update 1.

9. Using the D-Link DWA 131 to connect to 802.11d wireless networks

Daryl Lucas spent hours trying to get connected to a wireless network in Scotland until he discovered the problem. He shares what he discovered in case you need to know it someday.

10. Solving a problem with BitLocker Encryption

When end users complained of “stuttering” after an encryption solution roll-out, Lauren Malhoit found a fix with BitLocker.