Linode 2003 Year-end Review

December 31, 2003 8:07 pm

Dear Member:

I started development on Linode late-2002/early-2003, voluntarily leaving employment at a very good .com healthcare related company. I told myself that if it wasn’t a success by the end of the year (2003) that I’d call it quits. And so this was the year of reckoning for me and my life-long pursuit of entrepreneurial bliss.

Linode launched June 16th, 2003. Because of you, Linode is a [b]complete success[/b] and has a great foundation upon which to mature the service, grow, and continue to work out wrinkles; just as we’ve done over the past 6 months. Your suggestions and encouragement contribute to improving the overall Linode experience for everyone, and I can’t thank you enough.

Please accept my eternal gratitude, and best wishes for the new year to you and yours.

Happy New Year for 2004!


7 Responses

  1. Heh! This means you’re NOT calling it quits, right? RIGHT??

    GC. 🙂

  2. There, I edited my post (bold text) just in case there were any doubts 🙂


  3. Happy new year Chris – and everyone at

    I’m glad you’ve met with so much success – here’s to another year of it!

    Cheers \o/

  4. Happy New Year from us in the southern hemisphere, where we are in a tropical heat wave at the moment. 😳

    You have truly created a unique product, and have technical skills way beyond any other host I’ve encountered.

    Best of luck in the future. :mrgreen:

  5. Happy New Year!

    Chris, thanks for providing a great product and great service. I hope you have enjoyed running Linode as much as I have enjoyed using it.

  6. Its a relief that Chris has been successful and not shut down, I agree with gmt, this is an excellent product, lets hope that linode continues to be as good as it is now.
    Having bought a years worth of Linode 96 from Jan 1 , my money is where my mouth is.
    My only wish is that in the New Year Chris finds a way to clone himself so support will be 24/7.

  7. Happy New Year, and thanks for all the hard work!

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