On top of Phoronix turning 12 years old in June, it was a very busy month with many other open-source/Linux announcements and milestones.
With the first half of 2016 quickly coming to an end, here's a look at the most popular open-source and Linux news covering H1-2016 on Phoronix with our daily coverage that so far this year has included 1,695 original news articles and 126 Linux hardware reviews / multi-page featured articles.
This past weekend I offered a look at the most popular Linux news on Phoronix over the past twelve years, given Phoronix's birthday yesterday. Today is a look at the most popular featured articles / Linux hardware reviews on Phoronix during this time.
Phoronix turns 12 years old this morning, it's almost a teenager! Back on 5 June 2004 I was thinking why the heck is it difficult getting my ATI RV250 and USB mouse playing nicely with Mandrake, and went on to launch Phoronix for what would become the leading source for Linux hardware reviews.
With Phoronix turning 12 years old tomorrow, here's a look at the most popular news items covered in that time regarding open-source and Linux happenings.
I've been extremely anxious since the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/1080 "Pascal" announcement last month to see how these cards perform under Linux using open standards like OpenGL, Vulkan, and OpenCL, and you probably have been too if you're reading Phoronix. Fortunately, the start of the GeForce GTX 1080 Pascal benchmarks will be revealed tomorrow.
What a very fun month with Valve releasing Vulkan support for Dota 2, many AMDGPU improvements, Radeon / Nouveau / Intel Mesa drivers getting OpenGL 4.3, other Mesa improvements, Linux 4.7 is shaping up great, the announcement of NVIDIA's crazy fast GeForce GTX 1070/1080 "Pascal" cards, and then tonight still we have some exciting AMD announcements on tap from Computex.
There is less than one month to go when Phoronix will turn 12 years old as the leading destination for Linux hardware and open-source benchmarking content.
There were many interesting open-source and Linux news stories delivered on Phoronix this month.
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Speaking of not taking a day off from work in over three years, six years ago this weekend was a lighter schedule when there was the Phoronix tour of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site.
As an update to this past weekend's The Linux Benchmarking Test Farm Is Down For A Few Days, two of the racks are back to being powered up as of this morning.
Our 60+ Linux test systems will be down for a few days due to aforementioned plans for hopefully increasing the cooling efficiency of the basement server room, etc.
Phoronix Test Suite 6.2.2 has been released as the last planned point release in the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2-Gamvik series.
Vulkan was easily the most talked about subject matter this month on Phoronix, but aside from that there was also a whole lot of other exciting Linux and open-source content for your viewing pleasure.
Just two days after OpenBenchmarking.org turned five years old, there are two exciting milestones reached today.
One week after the big Phoronix Test Suite 6.2-Gamvik roll-out and the official debut of the new OpenBenchmarking.org, the first point release is now available.
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.
Continuing off the work yesterday about Finding The Perfect PC Components For Your Favorite Game Or Workload by the addition of test profile "showdown" pages, more improvements landed today for OpenBenchmarking.org.
With the latest code push today on OpenBenchmarking.org has been one of the most sought after features of making it easier to find the best graphics card for your favorite game, the optimal processor for your computational tasks, and other workloads measured via our open-source, cross-platform benchmarking software.
As the final planned development version before the official Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 "Gamvik" release, 6.2 Milestone 5 was released this morning.
Well, January was off to a good start for 2016 with a ton of open-source / Linux announcements whether you fancy Linux gaming, distribution performance, graphics drivers, or kernel subsystem topics. Here's a look at what was most interesting to readers so far this year.
Assuming you are now reaching the new server, the beta of the new OpenBenchmarking.org should be publicly accessible.
This weekend OpenBenchmarking.org is being moved off to some new server infrastructure for preparing for the new OpenBenchmarking.org, delivering HTTPS by default, and yielding quicker load times for both it and Phoronix.com.
With the new OpenBenchmarking.org that's coming soon, besides the UI refresh, restored search functionality, and other improvements, the statistics access has also been re-enabled.
The fourth development release of the Phoronix Test Suite 6.2-Gamvik cycle is now available for your bleeding-edge benchmarking needs.
This afternoon at Phoronix we celebrating the crossing of 14 million test downloads on OpenBenchmarking.org.
Thanks to everyone who supported Phoronix in 2015 and here's to a Happy New Year to all our readers and may 2016 be even more interesting and fruitful.
With the year ending, of course, I'm already planning ahead and looking out for next year -- when Phoronix will be turning 12 years old. I'd much appreciate it if Phoronix readers find time over this holiday weekend or in the days ahead to complete a brief survey.
Whether you are celebrating Christmas, another holiday, an excuse to enjoy a few drinks, or simply just enjoying the end of the year and time off work, enjoy and happy holidays from Phoronix.
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