Dear all

Do you find my tutorials and nixcraft ( ) site useful? Please consider supporting it especially if you use ad-blocker. It is hard to keep the site running when so many people block ads. nixCraft is a single man indie operation and online since 2002. I had started this site for sharing my knowledge and documenting my experience as a sysadmin. Over last 15 years site grown a lot. I was able to fund nixCraft for a while with my job and savings.

I have written about Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Sysadmin and FOSS-related tutorials for many years. I have written over 5100+ tutorials and long blog posts. Apart from posts, I regularly reply tech support emails and moderate comments here. nixCraft has become a 40+ hour/week job for me. I want to nixCraft to grown more for a long time. It is time to see if it is possible to be a self-employed writer in the open source and Linux. By supporting me, you are going to keep the website alive.

You can choose from several options to support nixCraft:

  1. Patreon (Recommended option and you can pledge any amount you want from $1 to $as_per_your_wish)
  2. PayPal (one time donation)
  3. Bitcoin address: 1F8jsWqRuhND7LgmJ9F7QzwPBp4PS2tkRR

I am sure most *nix sysadmins or Linux user were helped at least once or many times by my nixCraft ( I needs your support, too. Thanks for any help you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

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21 comments… add one
  • Denis Jan 30, 2017 @ 21:13

    Not sure if my comments go trough. Will be happy to help you with some routine on the project. Reply if you interested.

  • B Jan 30, 2017 @ 22:17

    I’m confused on what you are trying to do.

    Wasn’t all the content on and now you blog about it on but link to

    I don’t understand having 2 sites… is the better fit all around. has no value.

    Like I said before I am just confused on what you are trying to do.

    • 🐧 Vivek Gite Jan 31, 2017 @ 8:34 – where actual tutorials hosted since 2002. This is what eats most of bandwidth. Most people link to it. So I am going to keep it as it is. – where forum was hosted till 2014 or 2015. It is gone now.


      • Daniel Aleksandersen Feb 6, 2017 @ 14:25

        In my humble opinion, you should move all the content to and redirect old links from I remember the name “nixCraft”, but never the domain or its spelling. If you redirect every old link, search engines won’t drop your pages down the search rankings or anything. It wouldn’t be a rebranding as much as a fulfillment of the current brand.

    • Tommy Jan 31, 2017 @ 9:32

      All the content were always on as far as I remember. I used to be a member of a forum at till it was shut down. The domain name does not bother me. Donated $20.

      You should sell merchandise to support your site. I would buy a nixcraft
      t-shirt or sticker…

  • Odd Jan 31, 2017 @ 1:06

    Just donated via Paypal and turned off adblock for this site. Hope others do too!

  • martin Jan 31, 2017 @ 7:28

    What does it mean “a single man indie operation”? Are you from India or from Czech Republic pale :)? Of course I’m making a donate right now :)

    • 🐧 Vivek Gite Jan 31, 2017 @ 8:30

      indie means an individual or a single man operation.

  • Igor Jan 31, 2017 @ 9:53

    Just donated via paypal.
    Vivek, your human friendly tutorials helped me great during my first days in linux.
    So keep going, your work is very usefull.

  • Vince Feb 1, 2017 @ 4:29

    Just donated via PayPal. Your site has helped me immensely over the years and am glad to have donated. Thank you!

  • Luan Feb 1, 2017 @ 12:11

    I donated via Paypal but still turn on Ad Block. I don’t like ads :D

  • Daniel Aleksandersen Feb 2, 2017 @ 1:22

    You can also support nixCraft through Brave Payments by installing the Brave browser. I see that is already registered with Brave Payments as a verified publisher.

    Brave replaces ads with a automatic donation system based on usage and built on BitCoin. Sounds crazy, but worth your time to read up on if you hate ads but still want to support publishers.

  • anon Feb 3, 2017 @ 21:00

    I love your work. As with others, you’ve helped me out a great deal during my early Linux days.

    Are you in the EU? If you are, I’d like to send you some money and a postcard by mail. If you’re okay with that I’ll shoot you an email to get your address.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Daniel Aleksandersen Feb 6, 2017 @ 14:27

    Are you happy about 7 donations in Bitcoin in just as many days?

  • David K Feb 20, 2017 @ 17:34

    Just want to say, your site has been a HUGE help to me. Dropped a few $$$ via PayPal. Glad to help you, since you have helped me numerous times!!!

  • Stefan May 18, 2017 @ 11:57

    Hi Vivek,

    as an OpenBSD user I always come back to your site. Over the last years you provided good advice and motivation to try new. A big THANK YOU for your enduring efforts.
    Now: Kind words don’t pay your bill so I just send you $50 via PP.
    Adblocking will nevertheless continue for obvious reasons.


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