DukeOfURL Closes Down

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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