more than most others sites, which IS cool...
It would really suck to see this Phoronix branch out into some crazy ass thing that clones all the news from other sites about subjects more broad, and increasingly unrelated to the oringinal Phoronix.
Linux-milita.net, I thought was hot shit. But it's dead. Linux-gamers.net gets updated once every week by some german guy, and tuxgames focuses on anything that even REMOTELY resembles a game.
With all the reduced amount of space for the actual CONTENT of this site, I fear we may be looking on a Toms Hardware that uses Linux to bench.
Slim the site down, whats the point of having the 'latest articles' thing on the left, when they're right in the middle of the site? If you removed that, you'll still have the left side bar, (which could still use trimming) but the fact that the news stories might usually take up more text, this would be a good starter imporvment. You SHOULD have left navigation, and maybe some stuff on the right as well, but if your just coping the news stories and other stuff on the left, it would think it would be hard to fill up both sides with navigation or other controls.
SO HOWS ABOUT ALL THE _ADS_ GO ON THE RIGHT?