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.
Earlier this week I posted some statistics about the increasing rate of Linux news and some OS/browser stats for Phoronix. As many readers found it interesting, here's some stats for OpenBenchmarking.org.
With being so much into open-source/Linux quantitative performance benchmarking, it should be no surprise that I'm also into statistics and all sorts of numbers...
As Michael mentioned earlier today this is my last day as the Phoronix Summer 2015 Intern.
All good things must come to an end and today is our 2015 summer intern, Eric Griffith, last day writing on Phoronix.
One month ago marked the public roll-out of the new Phoronix site.
July was a very exciting month for Linux and open-source enthusiasts. There was a ton of activity that in the middle of summer yielded 290 original news postings (almost ten per day!) and 30 featured-length articles/reviews.
Today the milestone was crossed of having run more than 250,000 open-source benchmark results for our daily Linux performance tracker setup for LinuxBenchmarking.com that continues to monitor the performance of the upstream Linux kernel, Mesa, GCC, and LLVM/Clang on a daily basis from their SVN/Git code.
For those viewing the HTTPS version of Phoronix, the embedded Phoronix performance result graphs embedded from OpenBenchmarking.org will now work.
Now that the new Phoronix site is rolled out and tweaking on that almost complete, one of my next work items on the list are some improvements to OpenBenchmarking.org.
Recently there have been a number of inquiries about alternative forms of payment for Phoronix Premium.
It's been one week now since making the new Phoronix site public. So far things seem to be running well.
As in past years, it's that time again to run another audience survey on Phoronix.com. The survey should take just a few minutes to complete and will be entered to win a $500 Amazon.com gift card.
Following rolling out the brand new Phoronix site to everyone on Saturday, some minor modifications were just pushed to the site this morning in seeking to address feedback from Phoronix readers.
For those in the US not busy celebrating Independence Day, come check out the brand new, completely redesigned Phoronix.com site. This new site is in beta but is publicly available and should yield a much better experience, particularly for smartphone and tablet readers.
Here are our highlights on Phoronix for the month of June.
Today we crossed the threshold of having carried out 200,000 benchmarks from our basement server farm of various Linux upstream projects (Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, Mesa, etc) and published on LinuxBenchmarking.com. As of writing this article, 203,425 benchmarks have successfully completed with a few thousand tests being carried out per day in our fully-automated test lab.
For Phoronix Premium visitors accessing our website today, you're now the first with access to the brand new Phoronix.com web design that's been almost entirely redesigned from scratch and supports a converged desktop/tablet/smartphone experience.
The long overdue overhaul of the Phoronix.com site layout is almost complete... It will begin rolling out in beta in the days ahead. With this new site will come a brand new appearance along with a first-rate mobile experience.
In the comments to yesterday's article about The Power Usage Of A 50+ Linux System Benchmarking Farm, it seems there's some confusion in not knowing what Phoromatic does for managing the benchmarking test farm.
For those into database benchmarking, the SQLite and PostgreSQL test profiles were updated this week. A Redis benchmark was also added.
With Phoronix turning eleven years old today, here's a look back at the most popular open-source and Linux news since 2004!
It was eleven years ago today I founded Phoronix.com to focus on Linux hardware reviews at a time when not only graphics cards were an issue but most PC peripherals were still troublesome to use outside of Windows. Today also marks seven years since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 for leading open-source Linux benchmarking.
Phoronix.com is turning eleven years old next week! Help plan some exciting content for the Phoronix birthday. Last year was a 60+ graphics card comparison under Linux with open-source drivers, but how can this year be even better?
This summer on Phoronix we'll be welcoming Eric Griffith to the team, a student from the California University of Pennsylvania. Eric will be an intern at Phoronix via his journalism program at the university. Eric has already written about his new laptop with Linux and he'll be writing many more Linux/open-source articles on Phoronix over the next few months. Please join me in welcoming him to his summer internship. He's prepared a few remarks to get started.
As an update to the post last night about the Phoronix Forums going through a major upgrade, the forums should be running though more tweaks and alterations are still ongoing this weekend.
The Phoronix Forums were just upgraded...
550 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.