Within the last few days, someone removed my final post on LinuxDevices, which was dated Feb. 3 and read much like the one that is still up on DesktopLinux:
DesktopLinux.com’s publisher, Ziff-Davis Enterprise, has been acquired by a Californian company — as yet undisclosed, but rumored to be Foster City-based QuinStreet. Future plans for the site have not yet been announced …
At this point, the future of DesktopLinux.com is uncertain. What we can say for sure is that it has been a pleasure serving our readers — the best in the business.
Unlike most, you understand that just as a car’s platform (its engine and transmission) determines how it will drive, regardless of what body the stylists stick on, it’s an operating system, processor, and chipset that do the same for a computing device.
I’m proud of our record of ignoring fluff, rumors, and analyst proclamations in favor of uncovering the important information about devices’ essential building blocks. DesktopLinux was also ahead of its time in understanding the growing relevance of open source software.
Most of all, I appreciate your interest and support over the years.
An innocuous enough message, though it unintentionally became the first notice to the outside world that QuinStreet had acquired Ziff Davis Enterprise and laid off a bunch of editors.
So what’s the point of deleting what I wrote now? Well, it could be that they’re going to start posting new content on LinuxDevices. Or, at the very least, the site is being positioned for sale to another publishing company. We’ll see!