Well, January was off to a good start for 2016 with a ton of open-source / Linux announcements whether you fancy Linux gaming, distribution performance, graphics drivers, or kernel subsystem topics. Here's a look at what was most interesting to readers so far this year.
Assuming you are now reaching the new server, the beta of the new OpenBenchmarking.org should be publicly accessible.
This weekend OpenBenchmarking.org is being moved off to some new server infrastructure for preparing for the new OpenBenchmarking.org, delivering HTTPS by default, and yielding quicker load times for both it and Phoronix.com.
With the new OpenBenchmarking.org that's coming soon, besides the UI refresh, restored search functionality, and other improvements, the statistics access has also been re-enabled.
The fourth development release of the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2-Gamvik cycle is now available for your bleeding-edge benchmarking needs.
This afternoon at Phoronix we celebrating the crossing of 14 million test downloads on OpenBenchmarking.org.
Thanks to everyone who supported Phoronix in 2015 and here's to a Happy New Year to all our readers and may 2016 be even more interesting and fruitful.
With the year ending, of course, I'm already planning ahead and looking out for next year -- when Phoronix will be turning 12 years old. I'd much appreciate it if Phoronix readers find time over this holiday weekend or in the days ahead to complete a brief survey.
Whether you are celebrating Christmas, another holiday, an excuse to enjoy a few drinks, or simply just enjoying the end of the year and time off work, enjoy and happy holidays from Phoronix.
With the year quickly coming to a close, last weekend I covered the most popular Linux/open-source news this year so far of the 3,100+ original articles written on Phoronix. Today at Phoronix we're looking at the most popular featured articles and Linux hardware reviews in 2015, of which there have been 251 so far this year.
As another year comes to a close, it's getting time for all of our annual recaps. For those curious what the most popular Linux stories so far have been in 2015, here's a look.
November was another particularly exciting month for open-source and Linux advocates with a lot of exciting news and other announcements.
Today is the last day (30 November) for taking advantage of the Phoronix Premium Black Friday deal that yields a savings of nearly 30% to utilize our service ad-free, viewing multi-page articles on a single page, and more.
There's just a few quick reminders for this time of the year.
Earlier this month I wrote about using a Tjernlund 530CFM fan for ventilation of the warm air from the basement computer/server room for Linux benchmarking into my office and the rest of the house for warm air in the winter. After some tweaks last week, I'm quite content with the design and is sufficiently heating the rest of the house so far this winter.
Asked via @Phoronix on Twitter this weekend was whether you're using the open or closed-source graphics drivers.
There are a couple new OpenCL/CUDA tests now present via the Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org.
Here's the Halloween edition of the most popular Phoronix open-source / Linux news over the past month.
From the Phoronix home-page this morning I noticed the most popular article two years ago today was about the state of Arch BSD. As it's been a while since last hearing about Arch BSD (now known as PacBSD), I decided to see what was up with the project.
For those that have emailed in, tweeted, and otherwise contacted me about problems logging into the Phoronix Forums this weekend, that issue should be resolved.
While a brand new interface to OpenBenchmarking.org is set to launch later this year in tandem with the Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 debut, a big underlying step forward was made this weekend.
With the majority of the low, underlying changes for Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 "Hammerfest" complete, my latest focus has been on some improvements to the web-interface for Phoromatic.
Many Phoronix readers have been requesting merchandise like Phoronix T-shirts as a way to support all of our open-source and Linux work at Phoronix to complement PayPal tips and Phoronix Premium subscriptions. That's now been setup.
In case you missed it, earlier this year I reported on Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver to require binary-only firmware blobs beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware.
Here's a way that you can be part of the select few Phoronix readers who are proud Phoronix Premium lifetime members... Particularly if you will be at Oktoberfest/Wiesn 2015 or traveling to/from Germany in the next few weeks.
With the recent call for comments on improving result graphs, one of the requests that's also been iterated before is for on bar graphs to color them to match the brand of, e.g. the graphics card being tested.
Being half-way through the month, here's a look at the most interesting open-source/Linux news so far in September.
It's time for another call-out for requests for comments on how to better enhance the appearance/presentation of information on our benchmark result graphs seen on Phoronix as well as OpenBenchmarking.org and LinuxBenchmarking.com, etc.
Viewing the results from our daily performance-tracking benchmarks of the Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, and Mesa should now be much faster.
It's been a long month: 305 open-source/Linux news stories and 30 featured/multi-page articles were typed for Phoronix this month.
546 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.