Happy 4th Birthday to The Geek Stuff

by Ramesh Natarajan on June 6, 2012

TGS is 4 years old now.

TGS is growing strong every year only because of your tremendous love and support. I sincerely thank you from my heart for being part of TGS.

Leave a comment with your birthday wishes to TGS.

Linux and Open source is an ocean. There are so many things to learn and explore, it is possible to get lost. TGS will be your guide in your Linux journey, and show you the right path to take to make your Linux journey more fun and enjoyable.

I love implementing Linux and open source technologies in a real world mission critical environment. While I’ve been working on Unix and related technologies for more than 17 years, I’m still learning and growing every day. I get extreme satisfaction and fulfillment only when I share what I’ve learned with you. I’m extremely committed in sharing my knowledge in a meaningful way that benefits you. In this process, I’m also learning along with you.

On May 27th, 2008, I published my 1st article. Now we have over 590+ high quality articles on Linux, open source and related technologies. I also managed to write and publish 5 books during this time frame (including the updated 2nd edition of Linux 101 Hacks free eBook). I’m working on another exciting project for TGS. You’ll be hearing from me in few weeks on that.

My mission statement for TGS: To educate IT professionals in Linux and open source technologies by providing practical tutorials that solves real life IT problems. To learn and implement the latest IT infrastructure technologies. To share the knowledge with others.

Maintaining a high quality blog requires lot of motivation, commitment and sleepless nights, which I was able to do only because of the lovely support given by you.

Thank You!. I really appreciate all the support given by all the regular readers of the blog. You all have motivated me in more ways than you know.

Leave a comment with your birthday wishes to this blog.

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{ 160 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Phaniraj June 6, 2012 at 12:12 am

Happy Birthday :)
Thanks TGS & keep it going …

2 juhan June 6, 2012 at 12:27 am

happy 4th b’day!

3 Pierre B. June 6, 2012 at 2:14 am

YeP ! Happy birthday and thank you for the quality stuff you provide us!

Long Live TGS!

4 Nayan June 6, 2012 at 2:17 am

Happy Birthday TGS.

5 pubudu June 6, 2012 at 2:18 am

happy 4th b’day! and really really thanks for your service :)

6 Ramesh June 6, 2012 at 2:18 am

Wish you happy birthday…It’s a wonderful service..Thanks for your help.

7 Bilal June 6, 2012 at 2:18 am

happy 4th birthday and thank you for the great effort for thegeekstuff.

8 hsiehchengku June 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

Happy 4th birthday and thank you for the perfect stuff.Keep going.

9 Benjamin June 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

Congrats! Please switch to full feed :)

10 Balaji June 6, 2012 at 2:21 am

Happy Birthday TGS & team.

Thank you for your valuable Information and articles.

11 reg June 6, 2012 at 2:21 am


12 Peter Roelandts June 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

Happy birthday,

You guys are awesome lot off good tips and information a stimulus to the open source community to practice their passion the better way

13 itamar June 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

Happy Birthday TGS !!
Keep bring us awesome stuff …

14 basweshwar chalwade June 6, 2012 at 2:23 am

!!! Happy birth day !!!
Thanks for your service…..

15 Chris June 6, 2012 at 2:24 am

An Absolutely brilliant resource.

Keep up the good work!

Happy 4th Birthday!

16 dariusz June 6, 2012 at 2:31 am

100 lat TGS

17 Vadiraj Joish June 6, 2012 at 2:32 am

A very Happy BDay !!! I have been following TGS for a year and i have learnt lot of things from it. Thanks a lot for sharing the knowledge and keep doing the good work.

Vadiraj joish

18 Thyagaraj June 6, 2012 at 2:32 am

Happy 4th Anniversary!. May live long till eternity.

19 silverlight June 6, 2012 at 2:32 am

Happy Birthday! :D

20 mehul solanki June 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

congratulations..!! and thank you for helping me a lot.

21 Argyris June 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

Happy birthday and thanks for your materials.
Excellent job.
Keep walking!!!

22 Syed Hamid Ali June 6, 2012 at 2:36 am

God Bless TGS ….. Its a great place to learn

23 Bothwell June 6, 2012 at 2:46 am

Happy birthday TGS wish you all the best. I have learnt a lot since I subscribed

24 AP June 6, 2012 at 2:49 am

Happy Birthday, Geek stuff.

You have been of great help in understanding many Linux fundamentals. All the best for future endeavors.

25 crabsheen June 6, 2012 at 2:51 am

Happy birthday to thegeekstuff!

26 Gangadhar K June 6, 2012 at 2:53 am

Happy Birthday! Thank you very much for sharing such useful info..

27 manas June 6, 2012 at 2:53 am

Happy birthday…!!!Keep going…!!!

28 rakesh uv June 6, 2012 at 2:54 am

Happy birthday TGS, thanks ramesh, keep the good work.

29 Lars June 6, 2012 at 2:54 am

Happy birthday and thank you for nice stuff!
Your anniversary happends to be my country’s National Day.. easy to remember.

30 Ananda Kumar June 6, 2012 at 2:58 am

Wish you happy 4th birthday for TGS :) Thank you TGS for providing the service on open source…. Wish you a successfull journey!!

31 sandeep krishnan June 6, 2012 at 2:58 am

Happy Birthday TGS.

32 NSKalimuthu June 6, 2012 at 2:59 am


33 bryan June 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

Gr8 wrk ppl. Keep up good work.

34 Marv June 6, 2012 at 3:01 am

yeah thanks ramesh, you did great work that helped me a lot.
Happy Birthday TGS!

35 thegeek June 6, 2012 at 3:04 am

Because of TGS I have placed in very big company in the world…thanks alot for your service…keep going help more.

36 Ko June 6, 2012 at 3:05 am

Happy Anniversary, Ramesh.
Keep up the good work!

37 Milan June 6, 2012 at 3:16 am

Happy Birthday, I wish you many many articles! :)

38 cnzh2005 June 6, 2012 at 3:20 am

happy 4th b’day!,Thank you!

39 Curtis June 6, 2012 at 3:21 am

Happy 4th birthday and thank you for writing so many meaningful articles

40 Joe June 6, 2012 at 3:23 am

Happy B-Day. Great resource !!!! Hopefull we see for more Birth Days…..

41 Nex June 6, 2012 at 3:36 am

Happy birthday from a regular reader!
And thank you Ramesh for you effort in providing such good informations.

42 Anonymous June 6, 2012 at 3:37 am

Happy birthday TGS! Thanks for your hard work. Much appreciated. May you see more years!

43 Srikanth June 6, 2012 at 3:41 am

Happy B’day TGS!
Thank you ever so much for all the stuff available here

44 Kuldeep June 6, 2012 at 3:47 am

wishing you very-2 happy birthday, many happy returns of the day !!!!

45 Trung Le June 6, 2012 at 3:55 am

Happy birthday, The Geek Stuff,
Hope that we have more value articles in next time.


Trung Le Viet

46 a magic June 6, 2012 at 3:58 am

生日快乐, (happy birthday) from china~

47 Subbu June 6, 2012 at 4:01 am

Congrats and wishes for service continuation…

48 cclaudiu June 6, 2012 at 4:12 am

found tgs a very good source of information when it comes to *nix world :)
wish you all the best and a very long life!!!

49 Greg Rickson June 6, 2012 at 4:17 am

Keep up the GREAT work !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TGS !!

50 Raghuram June 6, 2012 at 4:26 am

Awesome website for linux stuffs.

51 Andras Dosztal June 6, 2012 at 4:27 am

Happy Birthday!

52 Ejaygigo June 6, 2012 at 4:48 am

Well done and a very happy birthday to you TGS! Keep up the great work that makes using and working with Linux much simpler! Many thanks!

53 ranjith June 6, 2012 at 4:49 am

Happy Birth day TGS and wish you to continue many more years

54 Jack H June 6, 2012 at 4:57 am

Happy Birthday!
Your site is an invaluable resource, and I hope you have many more years of continued success.

55 Tony June 6, 2012 at 5:19 am

Happy Birthday! And thanks for your work! You are great!

56 Sly June 6, 2012 at 5:29 am

Happy Geeky Birthday!

57 4ensicPenguin2 June 6, 2012 at 5:30 am

Happy Birthday. Looking forwards to many more years with you.

58 mumus June 6, 2012 at 5:36 am

HI !

TGS, dont stop! We will never get anough with LINUX .

Happy birthday.

59 Eduardo June 6, 2012 at 5:38 am

Happy Birthday TGS !!
and a lot years to come more o/

60 kgas June 6, 2012 at 5:41 am

Keep your good work, Thanks.

61 mikebartnz June 6, 2012 at 5:58 am

Thank you for all your effort and Happy Birthday to the site.

62 Anonymous June 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

Happy birthday!!!

63 Athul June 6, 2012 at 6:42 am

Congrats Ramesh and TGS

64 Koratsuki June 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

Happy Birthday, and thanks for this 4 years of help, work, sleepless nights and IT info/stuff for us, your readers. Wish you the best, and keep up the good work.

65 Sahil June 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

Happy Birthday TGS…. may u live long…. :)

66 J. Freitas June 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

Thank for this amazing tech blog!

67 Kannan June 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

Happy BirthDay TGS.

68 Ron June 6, 2012 at 7:17 am

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day.
Wishing you all the best to all those who have worked towards keeping this site working and running :)

69 Toan T June 6, 2012 at 7:21 am

Many thanks for your great work! I’ve learned Linux from your site more than any books or courses. Happy BD and many more to come!!

70 Jyoti Ranjan June 6, 2012 at 7:34 am

Congratulation TGS ! You have successfully completed 4 Yrs. Hope more good works to come .
Happy B’Day once again to you……………………:)

Jyoti Ranjan

71 Asim dangoll June 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

Happy Birthday

hope you have much more prosperous and successful future.

72 sathis str June 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

Happy Birthday cont. ur valuable website…Jaihind

73 Bryan Sutherland June 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

Happy Fourth! I look forward to reading more :)

74 sudharshan June 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

Happy bday GeeK …… LOVE YOU SO MUCH

75 JP June 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

Happy birthday TGS. Thanks for your perls.

76 Jalal Hajigholamali June 6, 2012 at 8:57 am


Happy birthday and thanks a lot for the useful articles you provide for us

77 Ragu Mukundhan June 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

Happy Bday TGS. Very helpful blogs….May the good knowledge-transfer blogs continue :-)

78 pathum June 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

happy b’day geekstuff and your useful articales

79 praveen June 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

Happy birthday and thanks a lot for the useful articles

80 Scott Ford June 6, 2012 at 9:52 am

This is by far the best technology blog for learning relevant topics that I use frequently throughout my week. I cannot recommend it enough to my co-workers or any other Linux/Open Source/DB/Scripting enthusiast I know. Thank you so much for all of the hard work!

81 Partha Patnaik June 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

This is Best Linux site I have ever had…………………..

82 Bill Weinel June 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

TGS has been on my short list of weekly reading since 2010. Thanks for taking the time weekly to publish ‘The Good Stuff’ Ramesh. All the best… Bill

83 ronik June 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

Very happy b’day TGS – “Truly Great Stuff”
Keep rockking!!

84 Himanshu June 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

Happy bday TGS. My best wishes for this blog.

85 Andyw June 6, 2012 at 11:19 am

happy birthday,The Geek Stuff! many thanks for your hard work

86 Gjorgi June 6, 2012 at 11:34 am

Happy 4th birthday Geek Stuff! Who would say you are only 4! Keep the great work, it has always been joy to read your articles!

87 Ashish Vijaywargiya June 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Happy B’Day to you TGS. You guys are simply rocking!!! Keep up good work and always keep smiling. :-)

88 Miguel Angel Ordoñez Moya June 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm

In spanish “cumpleaños feliz”
Happy birthday
Thank’s for your great job

89 Carlo van Rijswijk June 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Happy birthday. Thanks to TGS I finally understood C pointers :-) .
Keep writing >>>

90 Alex June 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Happy Birthday & long live
Thank for everything!
Keep on!

91 sgiordani June 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

From ITALY …. Happy birthday !!!

92 Charles Bankston June 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm

And we thank you so much for your excellent help! Looking forward to learning more about swimming in this vast ocean!!

93 Joseph Getchel June 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

You have definitely met the requirement of your mission statement! Great and informative content. Much appreciated, and Happy Birthday!

94 TommyZee June 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Here here, my hat off to you, keep the fire burning! ¢:-)

95 indruin June 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Feliz Cumpleaños!!! (Happy Birthday!)

Las cosas geek!!!

96 Dev June 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Happy birthday TGS. You are rocking , Bless you :)

97 Assis Souza June 6, 2012 at 8:13 pm


98 sachin June 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Happy B’Day to you TGS and you are doing great work,,,hats off to you,,,,

99 Anitha June 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Happy Birthday TGS, Really ur doing great job, for me it s really really useful ur article.
Thanks you soo much, keep rocking.
hope you have much more prosperous and successful future.
Once again Happy Birthday,

100 MQazafi June 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I wish you a happy birthday TGS.

I really appreciated you for providing us valuable information and Knowledge.

101 nidhi June 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Its such a wonderful blog, one of rare blogs which you feel satisfied subscribing with.
Thanks a lot for posting such useful important and easy to understand articles on so many varying topics. Its like everyday dosage of knowledge which we tend to miss in our daily routine work. Thanks Geek :)

102 Manuel Fdez June 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Happy Birdday TGS !!! Thank a lot Ramesh and all guys .

Felicidades TGS !!! Que cumplas muchos mas … y muchas gracias Ramesh
por tu esfuerzo y dedicación, sigue así !!!.


103 Kiran June 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Wish you a Happy Birthday TGS Keep supporting us and keep going and growing …..

104 yuvaraj June 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Many more happy returns of the day to TGS.

I am giving my best wishes to TGS and expecting its growth to reach a great extent in the up coming years with very good articles.

105 Bipin June 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm

wish you a happy birthday TGS….and we are expecting more knowledge in future…..hope you will keep it….

106 selva June 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Happy birthday, The Geek Stuff !!!

107 Avin Tokade June 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Wish you Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY..

TGS, You’re not getting older, Yes……..you’re getting better.

108 RAMA REDDY R June 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

happy birthday geekstuff…

109 Joanan Mpo June 7, 2012 at 12:04 am

Happy Birthday TheGeekStuff!
A real help and a truly essential tool in the building of our Linux knowledge.
Keep up the good job!

110 bellszhu June 7, 2012 at 12:14 am

Happy birthday, The Geek Stuff !!!
thank you!!

111 satej June 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

cogratulation on your successful 4th year ,and thank you for spreading so much knowlege …appreciating your work

112 sacarde June 7, 2012 at 1:12 am

very very good work


113 Nagarajan June 7, 2012 at 3:24 am

Happy birthday :-)
Please do continue your wonderful blog articles

114 Tilak June 7, 2012 at 4:18 am

Happy Belated B’day

115 ikodoang June 7, 2012 at 4:59 am

happy birth day….

116 Q June 7, 2012 at 5:26 am

Happy birthday. Wish you lifetime of a Anopheles quadrimaculatus.

117 Nagarajan June 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

Happy Birth day to my friend thegeekstuff.

Wishing you to provide more knowledges to word wide continuously without any interruption.


118 Mohammad June 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

From IRAN Happy Birthday.

119 israel June 7, 2012 at 8:09 am

Thank You and thank You again!!
I am a real Geek who doesn’t know much and forgets it much faster than learning.
Your examples are excelent.

But first is first
A lot of Joy Health and satisfaction.

120 Julio Ramon Jimenez Rueda June 7, 2012 at 8:46 am

Happy birthday, thanks ,thanks

121 SG June 7, 2012 at 10:30 am

Happy 4th birthday TGS – keep up the great work writing excellent articles on all things Linux and the beauty that is Open Source!

All the best Ramesh!

122 Mathan raj June 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

Congrats moving into 4th year of TGS. Keep move forward.
All the Best.

123 guill June 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Happy Birthday TGS. I appreciate your help, I wish long life, thanks Ramesh

124 Sivakumar June 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm

This has been wonderful job for the past 4 years and keep moing forward.
All the very best for your future endeavours.

125 phead June 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Happy Birthday *and* Thank you!

126 Min June 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Happy birthday, TGS! TGS is one of my favorite websites. Keep wonderful work, TGS!

127 Jeevan June 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Best site has entered into 4th year and more years to come. Happy Birthday!!!

128 Scott June 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Happy Birthday! This is one of a few sites that I keep coming back to for the useful, detailed info. Thank you!

129 Masoud June 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Happy Birthday! I’ve find your website recently, but I really like to read all your posts, and I will do it.
from Iran ;)

130 Kartik June 10, 2012 at 8:12 am

Happy Bday!! TGS, Very well done, thank u v much

131 luke June 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

Happy Birthday!
Thank You for the articles. It is useful for me
from china

132 P.R.Karthik June 11, 2012 at 12:23 am

Happy Birthday TGS !!! Expecting more technical articles from you .

133 uday June 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

thank you for your contribution because of u r blog i learned so many things

134 SLittlehac June 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Best wishes and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TGS, Keep moving forward.

135 cyanide June 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

It’s never to late to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :D

136 Hackka June 13, 2012 at 1:10 am

Everything is fine! I think to make your site more interesting, to launch a series of videos on some of the most interesting topics

137 tom June 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

congratulation and you are such a treasure. If I remember well, you used to put the cute pictures of the little angels earlier. Please take care of them.

138 Thad June 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

Retired a while ago now, but whenever I see your site, I really really wish it had been around in the days I was learning (self-taught, mostly) and working. It is a wonderful resource!

Happy Birthday :)

139 pietrocat June 15, 2012 at 10:20 am

I’m late but I would like to wish Happy Birthday

140 Rajkumar June 15, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Eniya Pirantha Naan Nalvalthukal. Happy Birthday TGS. You are doing great!!!

141 ramsse June 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

Happy Happy Birthday!! It’s been Great Work!! Thank you!!

142 Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

YePiee ! Happy birthday and thank you for the quality stuff youare providing and because of you we are creeping the ladders!

And thank you TGS

Long Live TGS!

143 Asish Joshi June 30, 2012 at 12:42 am

So the power kid is one more year stronger now!!!
Many Many Happy returns of The Day… Happy Happy Birthday!! :)
You have helped me and many others a lot. I wish you grow more strong and faster.

Asish J

144 raju June 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

wish u a very very h b day …ths ..

145 palanikarthikeyan June 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

Happy B’day !! thank you so much your service for sharing your knowledge ..great service ..best wishes to you…

146 kevin giacobbe June 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

geek stuff — good stuff.
i empathize with you about lack of time. i wish i had more time to check all this good stuff completely myself. always informative and thought provoking. keep on showing the way. and of course happy birthday.

147 Rajkiran Parasnis June 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm


So far the best source of linux information for me personally. Not too much not too less..
Happy Birthday and plenty of more to come.
Kudos !!!!

Great Job Ramesh…

148 israel katz July 1, 2012 at 8:09 am

You returned me my wish to expore LINUx again, after a long time I used to keep only the e-mail.

149 rajasekhar July 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Happy B’day
Thank you for your useful articles. Excellent
Expecting a lot from you

150 Rahul July 2, 2012 at 12:33 am

Thanks a lot for all your articles.

Wish you many more years of successful writing!!

A very Happy BirthDay TGS!!!

151 Allan July 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Great, nice run, keep it going, thank you

152 charles July 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

happy birthday! TGS

153 Lars Mogren July 6, 2012 at 8:53 am

Happy birthday !!!!!
Keep up the outstanding work.
I’m always looking forward to the next letter – then I’ve hours of reading to enjoy !


154 Ramesh Sreenivas July 9, 2012 at 2:06 am

Wishing you a belated birthday.

Best Wishes

155 hamilton jimenez July 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

Greetings. happy birthday, i know im a little late, but the important thing is having you in count.

156 McNally July 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Awesome work Ramesh! I really appreciate all the work you do to teach us things!

157 Sagar Tadalgi August 5, 2012 at 3:20 am

Happy Birthday TGS :)

We salute your dedication and contribution for educating IT professionals.
We are learning a lot from TGS.

Thanks a lot……….RAMESH !!

158 Kamal Kishore December 3, 2012 at 5:34 am


You are doing really wonderful work. I wish you a very happy wishes to you on your 4th Birthday.
Hope in future will get more then our expectation.

Kamal Kishore..!!!!

159 bells December 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Happy Birthday TGS

160 Luke P Issac December 3, 2013 at 1:26 am

Happy Birthday TGS……..

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