Has the time come to retire 'Rootvg.net' PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Felt   

The portal ROOTVG.NET has existed for over 20 years. (AIX was still under 15 years! old). The portal came before the IBM DeveloperWorks portal, and was - in those days - likely more visited.

In review - the first 10 years - ROOTVG filled a need - and while never in the 1000's per day - there were regular new visitors to the portal and the forums - for active, and especially new AIX administrators. Filling a need - is great.

The last 10 years has seen to growth in new AIX admins drop - and with that drop - the opportunity to satisify a need has dropped. I measure in the questions I get via questions posted on the forums (and/or via a direct message via the forums).

And so, if I am honest - the time to close the portal is coming fast - likely Q1 of 2022 - UNLESS, suddenly, unexpectedly, there is some regularity in the questions I receive.

And, yes, something happened! I have registered a new business in the Netherlands (AIXTools) and shall continue to work on both RootvgNet and AIXTools - probably a big face lift.

In any case - (update) - the short answer is NO! The time has not yet come! Cool


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