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    Phoronix: Phoronix.com Turns Nine Years Old, PTS Turns Five

    It was nine years ago today, on 5 June 2004, that I founded Phoronix.com as a long expedition to ultimately enrich the Linux hardware experience and to become the leading source for providing Linux hardware reviews. Additionally, it's five years ago today that marks the public release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM4NDA

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    Good job, Michael!

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    • #3
      The No. 1 Linux hardware site, period. No other site got me excited so often over the last years as Phoronix. Only Michael could pull it off.

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      • #4
        Congratulations Phoronix. And Michael. We all give you a hard time from time to time, but we still come back here every time, because your site provides news and your forums provide entertainment. 9 years is a long time on the internet, so that's a fairly respectable achievement, so again, congrats for that.

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        • #5
          Great Job Michael! Thanks for all your work on the #1 Linux Hardware site.

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          • #6
            Congrats!

            But please fix the ad-free browsing. I paid for Phoronix Premium and I ALWAYS see ads when I open Phoronix. The steps to get rid of the ads are as annoying as the ads themselves. So basically I paid for double the annoyance.
            Last edited by talvik; 06-05-2013, 12:01 PM.

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            • #7
              a pretty remarkable run, when many other linux-centric sites have failed or got lost (linuxdevices, I'm looking at you by way of example).

              well done for your tenacity and thanks for a useful site.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by talvik View Post
                Congrats!

                But please fix the ad-free browsing. I paid for Phoronix Premium and I ALWAYS see ads when I open Phoronix. The steps to get rid of the ads are as annoying as the ads themselves. So basically I paid for double the annoyance.
                Why not use adblock?

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                • #9
                  Bravo!

                  Salut Michael,

                  Congratutlations and thanks for all of your remakable efforts to help the FreeSoftware comunity!

                  I know you like beers so I've just taken one to virtualy cheers with you ;-) I also hope we shall have a real one at FOSDEM next year.

                  Cheers!

                  A+
                  Debcool

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dee. View Post
                    Why not use adblock?
                    I think it's unfair to use adblock with a full pre-defined ruleset as it deprives sites you enjoy of revenue.

                    Although I use adblock I only selectively block ads when they are so intrusive they make a site unusable.

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                    • #11
                      Happy Birthday Phoronix/PTS!!!

                      You've taken the top spot on my list of visited sites, possibly tied with the mesa-dev archives.

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                      • #12
                        Happy Birthday, Phoronix.

                        I first started coming here for news about the (vapourware) Unreal Tournament 3 client and often got side tracked with much more interesting things while here. Now I check the headlines several times a day. Always something to read that keeps me from getting work done

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by speculatrix View Post
                          I think it's unfair to use adblock with a full pre-defined ruleset as it deprives sites you enjoy of revenue.

                          Although I use adblock I only selectively block ads when they are so intrusive they make a site unusable.
                          Ads are annoying, intrusive, are a vector for malware, and track your browsing behaviour. I enable certain ads that I know are unintrusive and don't track my movements, but ad networks like adsense and stuff like that are just a risk to security and privacy. I'd much rather give sites I like small bitcoin donations now and then than watch annoying animated gifs and <shudder> flash minigames. A static clickable banner with no moving parts, only images/text, that'd be fine. Everything else needs to go away yesterday.

                          I wish there was a way to "trick" the ads so that they would be loaded to memory, so that they think they're being displayed, but wouldn't actually show up on the browser. That'd be a cool way to get a clean browsing experience and support good sites at the same time. Now someone should just implement that as a firefox plugin...

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                          • #14
                            Congrats Michael!

                            Originally posted by speculatrix View Post
                            a pretty remarkable run, when many other linux-centric sites have failed or got lost (linuxdevices, I'm looking at you by way of example).
                            You know it returned as linuxgizmos right?

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                            • #15
                              Thanks guys!
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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