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DukeOfURL Closes Down

Dec 21, 2001, 21:17 (11 Talkback[s])

The DukeOfURL web site, frequently linked on Linux Today and well-liked for in-depth hardware and distribution reviews, is shutting down. Going back nearly two years, DukeOfURL articles have been linked on these pages nearly 100 times.

"There's been quite a bit of discussion about the site going down. Quite a bit more than I expected. Thanks for everyone's kind words and news posts about it. Still, I'd like to clarify a few things on why the site is shutting down.

First off, running a site costs money. Regardless of whether or not I'm getting my bandwidth and such cheaply, I'm still paying to maintain a server (as in, keep it up to date). I get some free hardware, but I'm not about to "review" a power supply, as that's basically an advertisement. Things like that come out of my pocket. Not that I'm bitter, but it's just another cost that goes into running a site.

Secondly, handing the site off to someone else is easier said than done. My information is useful as is and will be for a while, I suppose. Teaching someone the tricks of the trade is easier said than done. I've tried it several times on the site, and it just hasn't met my standards. I always ended up falling back into things and taking the helm again. This was fine when I had a lot of time to dedicate to the site."

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