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April 5, 2020

Win10.guru – Year 3

The end of the 2019-2020 holiday season marks the start of our third year here at Win10.Guru. I want to thank all our subscribers, readers and my Guru partner Ed Tittel for those first two years. Thanks a lot, in fact!

It all started five years ago when I had an idea for a website which would go a bit deeper than simply answering Windows newbie questions about this and that. I envisioned a site for Windows professionals and advanced users, with news, detailed instructions for more advanced stuff like deployment, image customization and virtualization, and so forth. That’s why I registered the Win10.Guru domain late in 2014, long before the site started coming together.

The biggest obstacle, and the reason it took three years to get started, is myself. I realized from the beginning that my arrogance would cause issues if I did the site alone. I knew it could  — or would — cause negative feedback and make it difficult for the site to succeed. Only in the Autumn of 2017 I was ready to ask my virtual friend Ed if he would be interested in working on this project with me. I had a strong feeling that Ed could be a balancing force. English being my fourth language, I knew I needed a partner to proofread my text. Not only to correct my possible (probable!) grammatic errors, but also to tone down my arrogance and impoliteness.

To my surprise, Ed agreed to join me, and Win10.guru officially launched during the final days of 2017.

This holiday season has been difficult for me personally, for health reasons. I even spent a few days in the hospital between Christmas and New Year. Just today, I finished three grueling days of neurological tests. But at last, everything is returning to normal, and I am slowly feeling a return to a normal routine and functioning. Starting this coming weekend, I will resume writing. I have some interesting deployment and virtualization stuff to write on my To Do-list: just wait and see!

As Ed mentioned in his earlier story, he, too, had his share of holiday challenges. His father’s funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors, must have taken its toll. One more time, dear Ed, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Both of us are back, as Win10.Guru returns from the holidays. Please continue to come back to read our new content, join our discussions, and subscribe to get notifications whenever something happens. It’s you readers and visitors who really make this site something special. Your continued interest shows we must be doing something right.

Happy and prosperous 2020, dear readers.Stay tuned, and we’ll do our very best to justify your ongoing interest and attention.


Author: Kari Finn

A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.

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