With the first quarter of 2017 drawing to a close next week, here's a look back at the most popular news stories and articles so far this year on Phoronix. Year to date on Phoronix there have already been 842 original news articles and 91 featured articles and Linux hardware reviews.
February 2017 was rather exciting for Linux enthusiasts with the big Vulkan update ahead of GDC, some fresh Windows 10 vs. Linux benchmarks, AMD Ryzen on the horizon, Intel Kabylake providing lots of testing fun, and other open-source advancements.
OpenBenchmarking.org, the cloud component to the Phoronix Test Suite for providing a centralized results storage location for analysis as well as hosting all of the test profiles and test suites so they can be downloaded independently of the Phoronix Test Suite version, has reached a new milestone. Just moments ago, OpenBenchmarking.org crossed the threshold of delivering 22 million test profile and test suite downloads since the Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 premiere in February of 2011.
There's been a lot of exciting events so far in 2017 from the rapid progress of Mesa's OpenGL and Vulkan drivers, other significant Vulkan milestones, Intel Kabylake desktop CPUs hitting the market, Linux 4.10 nearing release, Linux 4.11's merge window being right around the corner, and much more. Here's a recap.
While we've already shared the most popular news and reviews on Phoronix for 2016, here's our usual monthly recap for those wondering what dominated the headlines in December. Of the 3,336 news articles on Phoronix in 2016, December yielded 323 original news articles and 32 featured articles/reviews for Linux enthusiasts.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or happy end-of-2016, regardless of whatever celebrations you may or may not be partaking in as we end out this latest exciting year for Linux and open-source software.
Just a few notes to get December kicked off on Phoronix, including good news for Phoronix Forums participants.
During October on Phoronix were 262 original news articles and 20 featured articles/reviews written by your's truly with many exciting announcements, new hardware launches, and more having happened last month.
September was another busy month and here's a look at the most popular articles on Phoronix for the month of my 267 original news items and 17 featured Linux reviews/articles.
This month on Phoronix there were 22 featured Linux reviews and 242 original news articles, here were the most interesting ones.
Just as a quick notice if you've had problems registering the past few days in the forums, etc.
You may have noticed in recent days and particularly today that the Phoronix site speed has been rather slow... If you are reading this, you should be now accessing the new Phoronix server.
As usual, there was a lot of exciting Linux graphics news and benchmarks done, Linux gaming advancements, and other prominent open-source news covered on Phoronix.
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.
Notice something different about your viewing experience today of Phoronix...?
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.
550 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.