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Linode is 1 Year Old Today! 2004-06-16

It’s been one year since Linode.com opened its doors on June 16th, 2003 and sold its first Linode account. I started this business because of my desire to be independent, and when I saw the usefulness of User-Mode Linux and envisioned the Linode Platform Manager to control it all, I realized what an incredible value a great virtual server technology would bring to the “hosting” industry. And so my journey began…

And what a trip it has been. Over the past year User-Mode Linux has matured, due to the hard work put in by Jeff Dike on and the Open Source community (I’d like to consider myself part of the community). I designed the LPM to provide end-users with complete control over their environments, and it has become a wonderful platform to provide features and functionality giving you very good flexibility. Take pride in knowing the suggestions you’ve provided have made the Linode Platform Manager and the service Linode.com provides more useful and more reliable.

So, in the coming year, you can expect more of the same improvements in performance, reliability, offerings, and service. Just wanted to say thanks for all your suggestions, your business, and your making Linode a success.

[b]Happy Birthday Linode.com![/b] 😀

Sincerely,
-Chris

Comments (12)

  1. NecroBones

    Yay! Happy birthday! 🙂

  2. PT

    Happy birthday!! :mrgreen:

  3. mastabog

    Happy birthday Linode.com! May you live long and … intense 🙂

    My thanks (and i’m sure not only mine) go to Chris for this wonderful place we now have and for his efforts … so happy birthday Chris too, i guess 🙂

    Cheers,
    Bogdan

  4. Phonepiks

    Happy birthday Linode!

    Great to see you doing so well. Like the others I also appreciate all the support & the great service – well done!

    Fully

  5. wirehead

    Yah! Cake for caker. 😉

  6. wap

    Leave a slice of the cake for me 😉

    Happy birthday Linode!

  7. transops.net

    Like the subject says, thank you for the hard work you’ve put into making Linode.com a fanstastic source for VPS solutions.

    Now, if only we could buy more Linodes…. c’mon man, I’ve got money burning a hole in my pocket :).

  8. brlewis

    I think I got the last one. 🙂

  9. terryr

    Happy Birthday, Linode.com and congratulations to Chris for running a first-class operation.

    Terry

  10. Razwan

    yap! Happy Birthday and congratulations to linode 🙂

  11. rjp

    Great work, Chris!

  12. irgeek

    June 16th? That’s amazing. I had no idea Linode was three days old when I signed up. It felt like it had been around much longer.

    Happy Birthday and thanks for offering the service. I love it!

    — James

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