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MacOSXHints celebrates its first birthday! Site News
That small image to the left is the official MacOSXHints birthday card - click here for the full size (caution - 200kb!) version. For those of you that don't want to download a large image, here's what the card says:
November 4th, 2001: The MacOSXHints Birthday Card!

[The hint pictured is the first post on the site, which was published on November 4th, 2000 at 8:26pm]

Thank you to everyone who has shared their knowledge with the MacOSXHints readership - 804 hints and 2,918 comments were published this year. Wow!

And a special THANK YOU! to those who have donated to support the site financially and help keep it ad-free. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
It's been a complicated transition year for Mac users, and I appreciate everything I've learned about the Mac, UNIX, and OS X from everyone during the year. I often times think I learn more from this site than anyone else ;-).

Read the rest for a bit more about the future of the site and some interesting stats from the first year.

I'll continue to do my best to keep the site useful and informative in our second year. Some of the things on the horizon are version 2.0 of the OS X Guide (due out within a week, and it's 40+ pages!), reviews of iDVD2 and (hopefully) Office v.X, and a new site engine sometime in the next two months. Again, thanks to all of you for helping make it a very successful first year for MacOSXHints. By any commercial standards, this site is a flop - net income for the year was, um, negative ;-), and we currently have a slate of zero advertisers! But that wasn't the objective when I started the site ... I just wanted answers to my OS X questions!

Some of the interesting statistics for the site's first year include roughly 97 gigabytes of data transferred, 12+ million hits, 722,000+ page views (and October alone had 135,000+!), and 4,000+ registered users. Never did I imagine that my desire for a one-stop OS X solutions site to help my own transition would become this widely read -- again, thanks to all of you!

Your humbled webmaster;
rob griffiths
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4 Nov 01
Authored by: rgoer on Nov 04, '01 10:23:23PM
Happy Birthday and keep it up Rob. www.macosxhints.com (or just hints if I'm in Terminal.app) taught me almost everything I know about how to whip OS X into shape from the inside out. This time two years ago, if I had seen sudo rm -r / I wouldn't have thought twice about it; Rob, you are the man.

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Happy birthday!
Authored by: Jay on Nov 05, '01 01:25:49PM

Thanks, Rob! I've been around a while and loved every minute of it! I encourage everyone to donate to help keep this site as great as it has been.



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Happy belated birthday!
Authored by: Anonymous on Nov 06, '01 07:58:18PM

November 4th is my birthday also! WoOooWhOOO!

Keep up the good work! We've got many great years ahead of us.



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