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Boycott Novell Crosses 3,000 Posts Milestone

Posted in Boycott Novell, GNU/Linux, Site News at 3:03 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Shane Coyle, the founder of this Web site, officially announced the site's birth on November 13th, 2006. Today, almost exactly a year and a half later, Shane and I can proudly say that this is the 3,000th post. What a long ride it has been and how quickly it flew by!

Among the interesting statistics:

  • Around 40% of this Web site’s readers use GNU/Linux
  • The site’s Netcraft rank (for traffic) is 3,866th
  • Noteworthy citations (links to our site) include: Forbes Magazine, Spiegel Online, front page of OpenOffice.org

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  1. Woods said,

    May 10, 2008 at 4:08 am



    It’s sure been an eventful ride.
    Here’s hoping the next year and a half will see the world turning for better…

  2. Doug said,

    May 10, 2008 at 9:37 am


    It sure has been an interesting ride. I wonder who else is reading your site ..

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 10, 2008 at 11:53 am


    The title/tagline of this site is a deterrent, so many people read without ever commenting. I know some journalists and managers who read it, which is good because it means the that ‘untold story’ is getting across too, bringing balance to a press that’s only fed by Novell and Microsoft PR machinery.

  4. Shane Coyle said,

    May 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm


    Congratulations, I am often in awe when I think back to the site’s early days!

    Truth be told, I probably have made up about 10% of the postings, so any and all congrats for what BN has become go to Mr Roy. I’m just the evil guy behind the curtain reaping all those adsense rewards these days – btw, can I get that in Euros? (US) Dollars aren’t worth anything anymore…

    Regarding the BN name, I tell ya what, if (everyone, but mostly Roy) wants, I can always park another URL over this site so that both would work – Roy, would you want to also be known as the “Linux Colonel” (www.thelinuxcolonel.com) ? It’s a site name I never had the time for, (the story of my life), I could make this site ‘both’ essentially. Then, either way folks want to refer to the site will work.

    Beta I of EDU-Nix Dual Mode CD v6 – Mobile Office Edition – has been released, if anyone is interested.

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    May 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm


    Thanks, Shane. I might go away one day, so it’s good that there are two editors around.

    Moving between domains is tricky not in the purely technical sense. It’s the side effects of it that cause a lot of problems, so we probably ought to just keep it as it is. :-)

  6. Anonymous said,

    May 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm


    Any estimate how many of those were not only silly, simpy wrong or pure FUD? Maybe count those who got cited in reputable media.

  7. ml2mst said,

    May 10, 2008 at 6:14 pm


    Congratulations guys, it’s been very educational and at times even entertaining (video’s and art) so far.

    Keep up the good work ;-)



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