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Published on 15 December 2008 07:32 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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It's approaching five years since Phoronix was conceived and in that time we have published 1,300 featured articles (many of them can be found here) and thousands of news postings that relate to using computer hardware -- both desktop and server related -- on Linux. A vast majority of these articles have been about computer components like motherboards, graphics cards, and processors, but very few have been about retail PCs that consumers can easily buy in stores or on the Internet. That, however, may change.

Over the next few months we'll begin testing a greater number of PCs (primarily notebooks and netbooks) at Phoronix under Linux. Like our component testing, we'll also be delivering Linux benchmarks from these PCs using the Phoronix Test Suite. Testing of individual computer components will continue to be our greatest focus at Phoronix, but with more PC vendors now offering Linux on their products, we are extending our test coverage.

Retail PC Linux Testing & Benchmarking


The first of these system reviews will start appearing later this month or in early January as we begin with a Dell Inspiron notebook and Samsung NC10 netbook. We'll be looking at all aspects of the system along with Linux compatibility, performance, and providing other unique angles.

If you happen to work for a PC vendor and would like your systems featured on Phoronix, contact Phoronix Media. If you're a reader and interested in supporting our operations, consider joining Phoronix Premium where you'll also have the benefit of ad-free browsing and single-page article viewing.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on this expanded coverage in the Phoronix Forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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