Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - News
User Name
Linux - News This forum is for original Linux News. If you'd like to write content for LQ, feel free to contact us.
All threads in the forum need to be approved before they will appear.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-29-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 11,335

Rep: Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803 Turns Six

A couple days late on this, but it was six years ago that I made my first post here at LQ, introducing the site to the world. We've come a long way in six years: 2,311,325 posts, 254,019 registered members, participation from over 25 distributions and a small network of sites that I think serve the community well. I'd like to thank each and every LQ member for helping to make the site what it is. Despite our huge numbers, we remain remarkably friendly and relatively spam and flame free. Of course, I'd also like to thank the mods and volunteers who are a huge part of that. We remain committed to serving our community and doing whatever we can to make the site as good as it possibly can be. As always, we have some new items in the pipeline for you, so stay tuned.

Old 06-29-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: India
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 1,562
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 51
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LinuxQuestions.Org

I feel 'Privileged' to be a part of this family.

KUDOS Way to Go May you live for a thousand years
Old 06-29-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Distribution: Linux Mint 12 LXDE
Posts: 555

Rep: Reputation: 33
Happy Birthday LQ.

It was about six years ago that I installed my first Linux distro (Suse). I remember not even knowing what a drive partition was (Windows...baa!!). I've learned a lot since then and it's in no small part due to LQ and its membership.

Live long and prosper!
Old 06-29-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, (, FC 5
Posts: 109

Rep: Reputation: 15
Happy Birthday LQ.

Although I've been using Linux since the late 90's, I've only been using LQ for a few months, but it and its members have proven to be a great resource, both personally and professionally. Thanks!
Old 06-29-2006, 01:44 PM   #5
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 28,886
Blog Entries: 55

Rep: Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356Reputation: 3356
Happy Birthday LQ!
Old 06-29-2006, 03:22 PM   #6
Senior Member
Registered: May 2005
Location: Paraguay
Posts: 1,565
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 50
Happy Birthday LQ!
I've learned so much about Linux since I joined up, but not nearly enough, so I'm glad LQ is here to stay...
Old 06-29-2006, 03:28 PM   #7
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Malta
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 790

Rep: Reputation: 43
Happy Birthday.

I doubt that I could have climbed the initial Linux Learning Curve without this site.

Thanks Jeremy.
Old 06-29-2006, 05:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,040

Rep: Reputation: 47
Thumbs up Well done!

I'm glad you've had the tenacity to stick with this project for six years, Jeremy. That's a long time in Internet terms, and maintaining a site of this complexity and with so much traffic is no small task, even with help. I can't begin to estimate how much help I've got from LinuxQuestions members. I was a total neophyte when I broke definitively with Microsoft products in January 2003, and took the plunge into Linux using a boxed set of Mandrake 8.0 that I'd briefly flirted with in '99 or so, but never got to work.

With the help of a local university computer technician who describes himself as a geek and secretly ran Linux servers at the university (!), I got my basic introduction to a system that still overwhelms me daily with its, in my opinion, unnecessary complexity and divergent standards (from one distro to another, and even within the basic Linux framework, inasmuch as is there is such a thing in a quasi-anarchic community). But I've learned enough along the way that I can solve many problems on my own now, recover at least fairly gracefully from catastrophic failures, and 90% of the time enjoy using Linux much more than I ever did enjoy Windows use. I like it that I, for all intents and purposes, own my software instead of leasing it from a paranoid and greedy corporation; I can freely distribute it within the terms of the very generous open-source licensing systems; I can customize it in literally infinite ways; and it's fast, responsive, and, as a side-benefit of no small importance to one who spends hours a day at the monitor, more beautiful to look at than Windows ever cared to be.

And all this progress is due in no small measure to help from LinuxQuestions. I try to pay back some of my debt by helping other users here. And I still come for help just about every week.

Congratulations on an ongoing job very well done!

Last edited by jonr; 06-29-2006 at 05:03 PM.
Old 06-29-2006, 09:34 PM   #9
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: McCalla, AL
Distribution: Gentoo / Funtoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 126Reputation: 126
生日快乐 LQ!

from The Middle Kingdom...
Old 06-29-2006, 09:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Distribution: Mandriva Slackware FreeBSD
Posts: 1,468

Rep: Reputation: 48
Congrats Jeremy!!!!

I have been here just a little over a year and this is one of the few places I visit every single day.

I know LQ will only get better in the future...

Old 06-29-2006, 11:29 PM   #11
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Vietnam (Việt Nam)
Distribution: Gentoo (desktop), Arch linux (laptop)
Posts: 728

Rep: Reputation: 33
Originally Posted by Chinaman
生日快乐 LQ!
) I think it should be nice if everyone say happy birthday in their own language so here is mine: "Chc mừng sinh nht LQ!!!"
This is the first linux forum I participate and needless to say, it has helped me a lot.
Thank you everyone for a great community.

@Chinaman: I remeber that I had emailed you to ask about chinese typing in linux and you reply that you weren't in china at that moment but I seem that you know how to type chinese in linux so I will ask you again via email
Old 06-30-2006, 12:18 AM   #12
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 401

Rep: Reputation: 82
Happy sixth Birthday, LQ... looking forward now to the next six years!
Old 06-30-2006, 01:57 AM   #13
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Happy Birthday. Great work.
Old 06-30-2006, 02:41 AM   #14
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 61
Happy Birthday LQ!

Thanks for all your hard work Jeremy.

Old 06-30-2006, 09:27 AM   #15
Registered: Jun 2000
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Posts: 11,335

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803Reputation: 2803
Thanks all




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post Turns Five jeremy LQ Suggestions & Feedback 72 09-08-2005 12:12 PM Turns Four jeremy LQ Suggestions & Feedback 15 07-21-2004 12:32 PM turns three! jeremy LQ Suggestions & Feedback 20 07-02-2003 08:24 AM turns 2 jeremy LQ Suggestions & Feedback 27 07-13-2002 09:49 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration