We're just about to get started on issue 153 of Linux Format, and it'll be my last working full-time on the magazine. It's been an amazing journey since I joined back in 2005, when we were working on issue 70 (with Debian 3.1 on the cover!). So much has changed in the world of Linux, and the sheer amount of talent in the free software community continues to astound me. Great days lie ahead.
But fear not: if you just can't live without obscure references to x86 assembly, SNES games and Bavarian Telenovelas, I'll still be around, writing articles for the magazine, popping by the forums and other bits 'n bobs. I love writing about Linux, exploring new technologies and hearing from readers - I can't wait to see what happens throughout 2012.
But now, the Austrian mountains are calling me. I'd like to say a huge thanks to the LXF team, who are the most passionate, creative, technology loving geeks I could ever have the pleasure of working with. Everyone on Linux Format deeply wants Linux and free software to succeed - and that's why I see a great future for our favourite OS.
Thanks to all the readers I've chatted to over the years, and as they say in SUSEland: have a lot of fun!