You know... this paints Phoronix at very vivid and unflattering colors.
On one hand, Poronix publishes a sensational story claiming that Linux is slower than BSD at running Linux games, using questionable benchmarking methodology (Unity on Linux, kwin [with or w/o effects] on BSD, etc), completely ignoring calls to redo the benchmarks with a *sane* benchmarking methodology.
On the other hand, within days Phoronix publishes a second story comparing Unity, Unity2D and GNOME shell (I could only wonder why kwin is not benchmarked) that more or less proves that Unity has a *very* negative effect on gaming performance completely ignoring the previous story. Somehow I doubt that it was a huge surprise to the poeple @Phoronix.
The irony is by doing this Phoronix is shooting itself in the foot; Each time a sensational story is being published for the sake of publishing a sensational story, adequate benchmarking standards be damned, one more kernel/distribution developer adds Phoronix to his black list. From there, the road to being completely ignored by the community tends to be fairly short.
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