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    Default Phoronix' sale - thanks for all your hard work

    Hi Michael,

    I hope you read this.
    I've noticed the sale of Phoronix mentioned in a thread on reddit, linking to this site: https://flippa.com/2850785-phoronix-...-cpm-monetized

    I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work over the years. Phoronix has been on my list of daily sites to visit since about 2008. I believe you've contributed to a better standard of software through awareness you've raised via your power regression tests, your benchmarks and various articles on the state of Linux sub-systems. You have helped raise awareness of developments regarding graphics drivers (open AND closed binaries), games, file systems and more.

    I can only hope that someone will buy the site with the intention to continue it as a reporting source on interesting topics within Linux and the open source community. While your articles were not always well balanced (I swear sometimes you were just trolling parts of the community :P) and sometimes too light on information, most of us recognised that you took the time to consolidate lots of interesting open source/linux information in one place and I thank you for that.

    Good luck for your future projects!

    Cheers from Australia,
    Kamikaze

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    Thanks. Though I'm not familiar with that page and it's the first time I've ever seen it...

    I have said before that I am looking to step away from my editorial roles at Phoronix.com to focus upon the benchmarking software (OpenBenchmarking.org, Phoronix Test Suite, et al) and other new original Linux projects - https://twitter.com/michaellarabel/s...71938932289538 - after a few parties expressed interest in acquiring the site previously and then a few months ago a third-party became involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Thanks. Though I'm not familiar with that page and it's the first time I've ever seen it...

    I have said before that I am looking to step away from my editorial roles at Phoronix.com to focus upon the benchmarking software (OpenBenchmarking.org, Phoronix Test Suite, et al) and other new original Linux projects - https://twitter.com/michaellarabel/s...71938932289538 - after a few parties expressed interest in acquiring the site previously and then a few months ago a third-party became involved.
    Apologies for jumping to conclusions then. I remembered you saying you were stepping away from phoronix recently and thought this site to be accurate! Well, cheers anyway the thanks still stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamikaze View Post
    Apologies for jumping to conclusions then. I remembered you saying you were stepping away from phoronix recently and thought this site to be accurate! Well, cheers anyway the thanks still stands.
    The site might be accurate, sorry for any confusion, as I said a third-party is negotiating the transaction and I don't know what they are doing at the moment. They just need to meet certain requirements and I haven't seen any new proposals to evaluate recently.

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