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  • #16
    More gaming on linux, than just RTCW:ET? Might be a bit hard...but you could include WINE maybe, and the performance or user submitted tutorials on how to get popular games working. Or a link to the game/application's page on the wine appdb.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Moustacha View Post
      More gaming on linux, than just RTCW:ET?

      We frequently use Enemy Territory, Doom 3, and Quake 4. We also use Unreal Tournament 2004 on occasion. Once ET: Quake Wars and Unreal Tournament 3 is out, we will adopt that as well.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #18
        We hope to make an announcement in early May, but still will be accepting new input.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #19
          I like the idea of a few things:

          Article section:
          • Where articles can be written about certain types of categories, much like http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/smartsection/
          • Have pointers in such articles to off site information to back up reviews about certain topics, much like referencing.
          • Hardware reviews, Video cards, Sound cards, Network cards, etc...
          • Software Reviews: Game reviews, Office packages, Distributions, Window managers etc...
          • Tweaking sections, for kernel performance, overall system performance for gaming, etc...
          • A recommended hardware/software section?
          I believe that the phoronix home page should point strait to the news section:
          http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home
          Instead of going strait to the forums page.

          I like the idea of a stylesheet selection. Or even custom Style sheets ala myspace? LoL

          Unless I missed it, but is there an about page for phoronix?

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          • #20
            Originally posted by b15hop View Post
            I like the idea of a few things:

            Article section:
            • Where articles can be written about certain types of categories, much like http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/smartsection/
            • Have pointers in such articles to off site information to back up reviews about certain topics, much like referencing.
            • Hardware reviews, Video cards, Sound cards, Network cards, etc...
            • Software Reviews: Game reviews, Office packages, Distributions, Window managers etc...
            • Tweaking sections, for kernel performance, overall system performance for gaming, etc...
            • A recommended hardware/software section?
            I believe that the phoronix home page should point strait to the news section:
            http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=home
            Instead of going strait to the forums page.

            I like the idea of a stylesheet selection. Or even custom Style sheets ala myspace? LoL

            Unless I missed it, but is there an about page for phoronix?
            Thank you for your feedback, it's always much appreciated.

            Only if you go to Phoronix.net are you directed to the forums. If you go to Phoronix.com you land at the Phoronix homepage.

            There is currently no about page for Phoronix, though there is a Wikipedia entry -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoronix (it could use some improvements)
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #21
              I'm interested in the possibility of having both phoronix.net and phoronix.com point to the same location as well. In my case, and most likely many others, I hardly even realize there is new content on the home page because I'm always coming directly to the forum (phoronix.net). If it seems like this wouldn't work for the best, then maybe there could be a subforum where a thread is created for each new article posted on the home page, so that it would be easy to know when new content is added. Having every person who visits Phoronix see the same thing on the first page that is loaded may not be a bad idea though, since it's not obvious that to domains exist and give different views into the community.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by joshuapurcell View Post
                I'm interested in the possibility of having both phoronix.net and phoronix.com point to the same location as well. In my case, and most likely many others, I hardly even realize there is new content on the home page because I'm always coming directly to the forum (phoronix.net). If it seems like this wouldn't work for the best, then maybe there could be a subforum where a thread is created for each new article posted on the home page, so that it would be easy to know when new content is added. Having every person who visits Phoronix see the same thing on the first page that is loaded may not be a bad idea though, since it's not obvious that to domains exist and give different views into the community.
                A sub-forum could be an easy possibility... Heck maybe I'll implement one this afternoon through RSS.

                With the new site, when going to any Phoronix.com page there will also be an area that will list recent posts and threads on the Phoronix Forums -- to result in greater interaction between the two locations.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by joshuapurcell View Post
                  I'm interested in the possibility of having both phoronix.net and phoronix.com point to the same location as well. In my case, and most likely many others, I hardly even realize there is new content on the home page because I'm always coming directly to the forum (phoronix.net). If it seems like this wouldn't work for the best, then maybe there could be a subforum where a thread is created for each new article posted on the home page, so that it would be easy to know when new content is added. Having every person who visits Phoronix see the same thing on the first page that is loaded may not be a bad idea though, since it's not obvious that to domains exist and give different views into the community.
                  http://www.phoronix.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=41

                  Is this what you were thinking?
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #24
                    Also, next year we are looking at launching audio and/or video Linux podcasts at Phoronix.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Michael View Post
                      Also, next year we are looking at launching audio and/or video Linux podcasts at Phoronix.
                      Now that'll be sweet. I love podcasts .

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Michael View Post
                        Exactly what I was thinking. Now it's easy to tell when new stories come in to the front page even if your first entry into Phoronix is the forums... good job.

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                        • #27
                          Ideas

                          I think it would be nice if there were more feature and benchmark comparisons on graphics hardware reviews.

                          For example, how does a 965G do versus a 7200TC or 7300TC (hardware that is very common on laptops too)? And are they slower or faster running on
                          windows than on linux? What about battery usage?

                          With current reviews I can't really get an idea of the features and performance of different chips.

                          But, anyway, thanks for the great work so far.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
                            I think it would be nice if there were more feature and benchmark comparisons on graphics hardware reviews.

                            For example, how does a 965G do versus a 7200TC or 7300TC (hardware that is very common on laptops too)? And are they slower or faster running on
                            windows than on linux? What about battery usage?

                            With current reviews I can't really get an idea of the features and performance of different chips.

                            But, anyway, thanks for the great work so far.

                            That is one of the things we will be working on is expanding the test selection.
                            Michael Larabel
                            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                            • #29
                              First screenshot of the current development build of the new Phoronix site is @ http://www.michaellarabel.com/index.php?k=blog&i=162
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                              • #30
                                One of the areas that hasn't yet been addressed is how Phoronix LCH will fall into play with everything else. To see LCH become more beneficial it needs to be integrated more with Phoronix and the forums. All of the LCH entries are stored in a PHXCMS XML format, so I can easily write a shim for vBulletin so that it is capable of interfacing with Phoronix LCH so ultimately you could use your Phoronix Forums account to add LCH entries and then comment on its support using the vBulletin system, etc... So essentially it looks like we could be marrying vBulletin with PHXCMS-6 with Phoronix LCH.

                                I'll be trying out some things on the forums shortly with this vBulletin + PHXCMS integration. Comments welcome.

                                EDIT: Some very basic integration @ http://www.phoronix.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=8
                                Last edited by Michael; 04-13-2007, 10:30 AM.
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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