Show Appreciation For Linux Benchmarking & Hardware Testing This Weekend
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 13 February 2016 at 03:00 AM EST. 15 Comments
PHORONIX --
With Valentine's Day this weekend, it's a great time to consider showing your support of Phoronix with all of the work invested daily for our timely open-source news, Linux hardware reviews, open-source benchmarking, and much more. As my appreciation for the community, I'm running a Valentine's Day special as well as working on some special content for the days ahead.

The special I have for those wishing to show their support this weekend is by lowering the Phoronix Premium price tag for a yearly subscription down to $25 USD, compared to $35 USD. With this sale that I've ran a couple times in the past year, hopefully you will decide to join now to take advantage of the ~30% savings. Joining Phoronix Premium gets you access to the ad-free site, view multiple page articles on a single page, high priority for honoring any feedback/requests you may provide, and much more. The funds generated by Phoronix Premium allow for covering expenses, investing in more hardware for Linux testing, and the many related costs. It's only through premium subscriptions and the pay-per-impression ads that Phoronix can continue in its work.

To take advantage of the Phoronix Premium special, after registering for the Phoronix Forums, simply PayPal the $25 USD to Michael@phoronix.com and mention your username in the payment comment (if your forum account isn't the same email as your PayPal account). For every $25 USD sent, a year's worth of Phoronix Premium will be added to your account. The other special remains as well, which is $150 USD for a lifetime Phoronix Premium subscription. It's that simple to get going; if you prefer not using PayPal, there is Bitcoin support via paying the BTC equivalent of $25 USD to 14uZ1PPHKisTkKFcCjuubCu2A797Ahm9QG and then email me (same address above) with your forum username. For other payment methods, etc, email me for other arrangements. Generally I have the premium activated within a few minutes of receiving the emails/payments, assuming it's during the hours I am awake.

If you aren't interested in being a subscriber or already subscribed, tips are happily appreciated (via the payment methods mentioned above) and go for the same causes of enriching the Linux hardware experience for our readers and the community.

This offer is valid through end of Tuesday, 16 February. While I originally thought of just running this for the weekend, I decided to extend it through Tuesday as that's the planned launch day of Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 and the new OpenBenchmarking.org (currently considered a public beta). There are also other exciting articles being worked on as well in saying thanks to premium members and those viewing the site without ad-blockers. In fact, perhaps the most interesting Phoronix articles written in the past 12 years of the site, if everything works out.

Thanks for your support over the past twelve years and have a nice Valentine's weekend. Consider taking advantage of this sale now as no other premium sales are planned for a number of months. To learn more about the general Phoronix Premium service, see here.
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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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