Happy New Year

As much as I would like to type up a witty New Year’s greeting, I feel the best thing to say right now is: Thank you. Thank you for all the support each and every one of you have provided over the past year, despite the ups and downs. dotTech wouldn’t be here without all you loyal dotTechies.

Being just over three years old now, I predict 2012 will be make or break for dotTech. 2012 will either see dotTech flourish into a tech bahamut (and in the process allowing me to make dotTech my day job, which would be awesome) or it will flicker away into the digital abyss, remembered as the website that could.

Happy New Year everybody!

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  • S.K.Rajendran

    Best wishes for a prosperous & pleasant New Year 2012
    to Mr.Ashraf and to all the readers!

    — S.K.Rajendran,
    From Bangalore, the garden city of India.

  • Bosco

    I would be lost without you dotTech.

  • Guy

    Happy New Year Ashraf, also I wish you a good life, luck and succes ! ! !
    …and I don’t forget all the members-dotties, all of them: happy, happy new 2012.
    Grtz from Belgium,

  • bunnynv

    Ashraf – I’ve been a fan of yours & dotTech for some time. I especially appreciate your (and your colleagues) informative reviews and your alerts to *free* software. I’ve learned so much from you and from all those who comment. Thanks & Happy New Year to you & Everyone who comes here! :)

  • Jyo

    It is just as important for us readers to thank you for providing such great content, and still consistently getting better over the years. I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned from here. Have a Happy New Year!!

  • Suze

    Ashraf – thanks to you (and dotTech), I have learned so much, and have benefited from your detailed advice and helpful directions for so many products! Thank you for your efforts, and your honest reviews. May 2012 be the best year yet for you!

  • Ashraf

    @Everyone: Thanks! Happy New Year to everyone!

    Here’s hoping for the best for dotTech. If I were able to make this my day job (i.e. spend more time maintaining dotTech) that would ensure better review, freebies, and more content! It all really comes down to the revenue this website makes, if its enough to not have a “real” day job.

  • Gonzo

    Thank you Ashraf, and happy new year to you too!!!
    Keep up the great work you’re doing here! ^_^

  • Dacko

    Happy New Year from the Croatian! :)
    Sretna Nova godina! :)

  • Panama Patrick

    Ashraf: Felice Ano Nuevo from Panama.
    Wishing you much success in the New Year.

    Panama Patrick

  • Zapped Sparky

    Happy New Year!

  • aqua

    Happy new year to everyone….great site like this one lives forever

  • Injeun

    Whoa!…IF dotTech makes it thru 2012? How about some advertising or ask for donations. This is a great site. It (Ashraf?) has an honesty and technical sense about it that keeps people interested. This place is sorta like Consumer Reports….trustworthy. Thanks Asharaf and all others. Hope the year is good to you all.

  • ebony

    Happy New Year Ashraf.
    A heart felt thank you for all you do. I have learned what to do as well as what NOT to do.
    Dot tech is my go to tech site above all others and I do not want it to go away. So let us dot techies know what we can do to keep that from happening.

    Look forward to the 2012 articles.

  • Kieranz

    Happy New Year from Sunny ZAMBIA
    To Ashraf, Locutus, Giovanni, and other regular writers.
    And to ALL DotTechies and free grabbies and of course not forgetting our critics who keeps Ashraf N Co on their toes.
    Also Ashraf; you will make DotTech your day job this 2012 – assured . Pls google Raj Khera graduation speech he did recently at Uni of Maryland for the dig.
    PS/ Still on emails – no blackberry, ipad, iphone, galaxy, tablets, kindles, androids, martians but plenty ellies, leos, zebs, crocs – most welcome to stay with us if you are holidaying this way hopefully in the near future

  • John G

    I truly wish you a year filled with peace, love and many successes. Many thanks for all you’ve done to make computing life for all of us much safer and easier.

  • Col. Panek

    Gelukkig niewjaar!

  • Adrian

    Happy New Year to all =]

    Hope it will be make and not break, of course LOL

  • Philippe

    Bonne et heureuse année 2012. Et merci pour toutes les informations données.
    Viel Glück zum neues Jahr.
    Feliz año nuevo


    Happy new year from Florida and Switzerland.

  • franklin verweij

    Hi there Ashraf ! Happy, healthy and SOFT New 2012 !!! Thanks.

  • veronica1

    Happy New Year Ashraf. Thank you for all of your hard work that makes our lives that much richer. 2012 will be a great year for dottech.

  • smaragdus

    Happy New Year, Ashraf! Much prosperity, luck and success!

  • Mun

    Happy New Year, Ashraf, and Thank YOU!
    I especially appreciate your verdict at the end of your reviews. They’re refreshing and helpful. Hope 2012 will be a GREAT year for you.

  • clockmendergb

    Happy New Year Ashraf.
    I have often contemplated the hours you must have put in to build Dottech into what it is today and the time you must still spend to maintain the high standards you strive for.
    Thank you from some one who has and still does benefit from your efforts.

  • holy crap, look at all the comments!!! Happy New Years to Ashraf, Locutus, Dottech, Dottechies, admins, newbs, geeks, anyone and everyone who visits and/or loves dottech :)

    I have to say ashraf, of ALL the articles you have written, this is by far the most emotional i have ever read. with dottech going into the world beyond is well beyond all of us.
    *tears tears*

    So i think my first New Years resolution is to make sure Dottech lives on!!!

    To Dottech, the greatest tech blog thingamajiggy ever!! ;)

  • Donna Rae

    Happy New Year. Thanks for all your help this last year. Hope your new year turns out great for you! You deserve it!

  • Deirdre

    Happy New Year Ashraf. I hope that 2012 makes Dottech and that it becomes a huge success. Your articles and advice are wonderful, as too are the great giveaways. Thank you.

  • Thamza

    Happy New Year Ashraf. Thanks for the amazing work you always do.

  • krb5210

    Happy New Year 2012 Ashraf. May the coming year be a great one for you. Many thanks for all your hard work in keeping the site up and going with some fabulous advice and offers.

  • Cat

    Happy New Year!! Thank you for a fantastic site!

  • Iouri

    Happy New Year to you Ashraf. I wish you all the best. Keep up with the good job!!!

  • frank

    Happy new year to you and mant thanks for your numerous useful articles and wise advice
    keep up the nice work
    thanks again and best wishes

  • fausto

    grazie mille a voi
    ciao ciao fausto

  • Becky

    Thank you, bless you, Ashraf. I benefit greatly from your generosity and am most grateful.

  • Herman Hermit

    We in the audience of DotTech need to thank you, Ashraf! The reviews on your site make our lives much, much easier. They also save time. All the best to you!

  • John K

    Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, Ashraf!

  • alzie

    happy new year to all from uk

  • throkr

    Best wishes for you too, Ashraf, in this new year !
    And thanks for your always interesting comments and articles on this excellent site … :-)

  • tnprabakar

    Dear Ashraf, Dottech will become the best technical reference web in 2012. Plan for diversification. We are here to support and be helped.

  • Pravin Pisolkar

    Wishing U All a Healthy 2012!

  • Happy New Year 2012 Ashraf.
    Let coming year would bring joy and success in your life.
    Happy New Year everyone!

  • Jimmy

    Wishing you all the best for 2012

  • Johann

    Happy New Year from SA. Thx Ashraf for all the great content and freebies.

  • rowal5555

    Happy New Year from New Zealand to you ASHRAF and all the readers here. Thanks for a great site.

  • Ron Jackson


    A very Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much for all of your hard work; I can’t begin to count the number of times that I’ve benefited from your advice. Trust that 2012 will be a great year for you and for dotTech.org, and I wish you much success. May all of your dreams come true!


  • locutus

    @Ashraf: well hey don’t forget that I’ve had an Android tablet for a month now. (Still waiting for ICS..) I’ll be sure to check out the best Android apps list.

  • HN

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • Muhammad

    Welldone Ashraf

    Keep up the great work & I think we will have a boost in android support after the joining of Locutus to the android club

  • deyanick

    Happy New Year from Serbia!

  • Mike

    Happy New Year to you too, Ashraf! Wish you the best for 2012, and thanks for all your hard work!

  • Happy New Year to you too Ashraf!

    I hope the site can continue to flourish and grow throughout the year.

  • ztop

    sretna nova godina iz hrvatske

  • hatman

    Happy New Year Ashraf. Excellent Website.

  • howard

    Happy New Year, and many, many Thanks for all you do!!!

  • Ashraf

    @grage: Thanks :-) You too!

    @Locutus: You too! And grats on the phone! Welcome to the ‘droid family — next stop, http://dottech.org/best-free-android-apps. :-D

  • Locutus

    Happy New Year Ashraf!

    Today I got a little New Year’s present of my own… my first Android handset! It’s a Samsung Vibrant (T-Mo SGS) unlocked and running on AT&T. This means all of the awesome of Android with none of the drawbacks of data plans!

  • grage

    Happy New Year