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Tux Machines Eighteen

Tux Machines Eighteen

Tux Machines Eighteen

Tux Machines Eighteen

Tux Machines Eighteen

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We're Eighteen Today

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TuxMachines at 18

TODAY is a special day because tuxmachines.org was registered exactly 18 years ago. We recently renewed this domain's registration for 5 more years (i.e. until middle of 2027) as we certainly expect the site to go on and on for a long time to come.

As people who do technology for a living, with a focus on Free software in particular, running this site is also an educational experience. It helps keep track of what's happening (e.g. new releases, security patches) and if other people find our news picks useful, it motivates us to keep it updated 24/7 every day of the year. We of course receive a lot of help from submitters who themselves produce original works (articles). A personal word of gratitude to all and an outlook (as video):

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Turning 18
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tuxmachines.org is a very busy news hub. Before Alexa.com was shut down (and we before we shunned Phoronix) Alexa said that tuxmachines.org was the biggest source of traffic to Phoronix.

ICANN on tuxmachines.org

Tux Machines All Grown Up Soon

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18th birthday
Coming soon!

IN a matter of days we'll celebrate our birthday or anniversary. It started in 2004 and it's still going strong.

We have some potential improvements for the site in mind.

We Turn 18 Next Month

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ICANN on tuxmachines.org

A month from now this site turns 18. No special event is planned, but we're gratified to have come this far. Days ago we registered the domain for 5 more years (2027), seeing that everything continues to grow, just like GNU/Linux itself (along with BSDs). Thanks to the many people who choose this site as their daily "news fix"...

We remain apprehensive about social control media, including Twitter. We suggest people subscribe via RSS rather than external third parties. The latter simply cannot be relied on. For instance, earlier this year JoinDiaspora joined the many dead Diaspora pods; it shut down and we had to start a new account in another pod, taking us down from thousands of subscribers to only zero.

Migration of Diaspora Account

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No more joindiapora... psyco.fr?

If you have been following Tux Machines over Diaspora, be sure to update to the existing pod, psyco.fr. Our account is here following the shutdown of the JoinDiaspora pod earlier this month.

Our 18-Year Anniversary is Fast Approaching and We Move on From JoinDiaspora

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Almost 2,500 "followers" will be lost

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OVER the past couple of years we've not done anything special in site anniversaries, except the 15th (months before the COVID-19 outbreak). We'll soon change our account in Diaspora because JoinDiaspora is shutting down. Our account had been there for over a decade, even before it was adopted by TuxMachines, but all things come to an end. We'll say more nearer to the time of migration (some time in March).

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20-22 Vision for Tux Machines

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What lies ahead? Wait and watch

THIS year the site will turn 18 and will cross the 170,000-node threshold (some time in late summer), eclipsing the breadth and depth of many sites out there, not just GNU/Linux-centric sites.

Our plan is to not change much (Susan's tradition of "today's howtos", for instance, will be preserved and cherished). We'll try to publish blog posts more routinely, Rianne predicts she might write about animals (not only penguins), as she wants to encourage support for conservation.

Thank you for reading Tux Machines and happy new year!

An Advanced New Year's Message/Greetings From Tux Machines

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Tux Machines 2021-2022

ABOUT two days from now, depending on your local timezone, 2021 will be over. It's almost December 30th -- 30 minutes away to be precise -- in JST.

2021 was very good to us. We served about 190,000,000 hits, we published about 18,000 nodes, and about half a dozen regular contributors were involved, both behind the scenes and in public. In 2022 we'll turn 18.

Earlier this year we moved our IRC channel from the Freenode network to the Techrights network and days ago we published all the IRC logs. They tell quite the story.

Tux Machines at 160,000 Nodes

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TuxMachines at 160,000 nodes!

A number of months ago, way back in June, we celebrated passing the 150,000-node milestone. In a matter of a few hours we will have posted 160,000 nodes in total, so that's about 10,000 nodes in just over 6 months. 40,000 more should take just over 2 more years assuming the publication pace remains roughly the same. In 2022 the site turns 18.

17.5 Years!

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Tux Machines started in 2004. We're soon entering 2022.

AS we noted about a month ago, today is a very special day because it's a decimally-significant (quarter decade times seven) anniversary for us as we approach our 160,000th site node. Meaningful milestones are rare; they're superficial, but they help morale.

Tux Machines microwaveThanks to all those who regularly contribute stories (Marius, Arindam etc.) and to readers who have been gathering news about GNU/Linux through Tux Machines for as long as we've existed. Since our last server reboot we've served 115 million hits. Since the birth of the site it certainly adds up to several billions. Maybe we'll have over 200,000 nodes some time before our 20-year anniversary. Time will tell...

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