This is the last call for those interested in participating in our 2007 Linux Graphics Survey. This survey will end on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. The results of this survey will be published on the following day, November 22. So far we have over 20,000 submissions!
There's just one week left in our inaugural Linux Graphics Survey. If you haven't already taken this survey, we ask that you do so and that it should take only a few minutes to complete. This survey is intended to allow the development community to get a better understanding of the video hardware in use, what open-source and closed-source drivers are being used, and other relevant information. Last month we published the results for the first 10,000 submissions. Take the 2007 Linux Graphics Survey here.
At Phoronix.com we have rolled out an update this morning for PHXCMS, our in-house content management system. PHXCMS-7.1 includes a number of optimizations and a few improvements to enhance the reader experience at Phoronix. Most noticeable are a few alterations to the right column on the Phoronix homepage, which nows includes links to some of our most popular content and to more categories at Phoronix. On the individual news pages (example link), the "Related News" area should contain more accurate news listings for each individual post. A link has has been added to this area as well for displaying more news on a given topic (these topics can also be browsed via our news archives). PHXCMS-7.1 also integrates a few other minor changes. If you run into any problems when browsing Phoronix or there are other features you would like to see, please contact us or let us know in the Phoronix Forums.
This is another reminder that if you haven't already taken our 2007 Linux Graphics survey, we hope you do as there is less than two weeks left! This survey asks you about your video hardware preferences, desired display features, etc. You can take the graphics survey here. The results from the first 10,000 survey submissions can be viewed in this article.
This is a reminder that if you haven't already submitted your results to our 2007 Linux Graphics Survey, there is still time left to do so. There is just under three weeks left until the survey will conclude and we'll be sharing the final results. If you missed it, we have posted some preliminary results from over 10,000 entries. Take the Phoronix 2007 Linux Graphics Survey here.
While Linux desktop surveys are nothing new, no recent polls have looked specifically at Linux graphics when it comes to X.Org video drivers, hardware, and related video features. We, however, at Phoronix see a need for this information to be profiled and have launched the first-annual Linux graphics survey. This survey is intended to allow the development community to get a better understanding of the video hardware in use, what open-source and closed-source drivers are being used, and other relevant information.
This afternoon at Phoronix we have rolled out PHXCMS-7, our in-house content management system, onto our production server. This update provides new site functionality as well as a slightly revised appearance for the web site. There's still some tweaking and other improvements that will take place in the coming days and we have some additional expansions we will be announcing in the future -- expansions include new blogs, new forms of media, and other mediums for our readers to contribute to the Linux and Solaris communities. We value and appreciate any reader feedback on these changes by either emailing us or providing your thoughts in the Phoronix Forums. Check out the new site and let us know what you think!
Last week we made some updates to our content management system at Phoronix.com and over the weekend we made a few tweaks to the Phoronix Forums. Some of the styles were updated along with better organizing some of the threads. We ask for and welcome any feedback on these site changes by either contacting us or letting us know in the forums.
Over the past 24 hours we have implemented a few updates to our PHXCMS-6 content management system. Now with our articles at the bottom of the page you can see the recent articles in that category as well as the most popular articles on that topic. Likewise, on our news pages you can now find the related news below the news posting. There were also a few other minor alterations to the site that we hope you'll enjoy.
At Phoronix we are in the process of looking for new sponsors as we prepare for some larger site expansions this Fall and into next year. If you are interested in advertising on Phoronix, advertising and contact details can be found on our Phoronix advertising page.
We have updated the RSS channels at Phoronix to redirect our old RSS locations to http://www.phoronix.com/rss.php. This RSS feed contains the latest Phoronix articles and reviews as well as our front-page news. If you experience any technical problems as a result of these changes, please let us know.
This morning the Phoronix Forums have been upgraded to vBulletin 3.6.8, the latest forum package from Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. This upgrade addresses some security vulnerabilities along with other fixes. The Phoronix Forums are now back online with vBulletin 3.6.8, but if you experience any technical glitches or other problems please let us know.
In the coming months we'll be announcing some major expansions at Phoronix, but before that we do that we would like to find out from our readers what features you would like next or what areas you would like to see improved. If you could head on over to this thread in the forums and let us know what you like and don't like, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
We've offered independent RSS feeds for our news and articles/reviews for years now, but we've finally offered a "Phoronix Everything" RSS feed that contains the latest items both from our news and articles and reviews. You can subscribe to this combined feed at http://www.phoronix.com/phoronix-rss.php. Optionally, you can subscribe to our other RSS feeds here.
What's next for the fglrx driver? Got a gander what will be the features in the next ATI/AMD driver release? There's a discussion and contest going on in the Phoronix Forums to see who can come up with the unofficial name for the next fglrx driver release.
The Phoronix Forums have moved from phoronix.net/forums/ to phoronix.com/forums/. Everything should be migrated and all traffic to the old location should be automatically forwarded. However, if you run into any technical difficulties with the new forum location or wish to provide other feedback, please let us know.
If you haven't yet picked up your pass to Ubuntu Live 2007, we are giving away a pass on the Phoronix Forums. See this thread for details.
Today we are celebrating Phoronix.com turning three years old! We have many things planned for the future, some of which can be read about in The Linux Hardware Puzzle. David Lin has also opened up a Phoronix Blog from Taipei, Taiwan while covering Computex 2007. Check out David's blog at http://www.phoronix.com/blogs/david/. His blog will cover random happenings at Computex, JavaFX, Ubuntu, and much more in the coming months. Also stop by the Phoronix Forums to tell us what you would like to see from Phoronix in the coming year.
Earlier this morning Phoronix.com was relocated to a new web server. If you are reading this message, it means that you are now on our new server. The Phoronix Forums will be moved later in the day as well. If you have any questions or run into any technical difficulties please contact us.
If you're interested in seeing Phoronix offer Linux gaming servers head on over to this Phoronix thread to let us know what games you would like to see offered. From other readers requesting Phoronix offer such Linux gaming servers specifically for the lack of servers on the Internet with some open-source games, we are currently evaluating this possibility.
This week we've made a few minor upgrades to PHXCMS-6, our in-house content management system that powers Phoronix. A lot of maintenance changes / minor fixes and improvements make up this most recent upgrade. The drop-down menu for jumping between multi-page articles (example) has been moved back down to the bottom of the page, summaries returning back to the pages of Linux distribution screenshots, and some minor navigation improvements. When visiting the Phoronix homepage now, underneath "Reviews From Around The Web" on the left hand side of the Phoronix navigation is now "This Day in Phoronix History" -- this will simply list a couple reviews and news postings that were published on Phoronix on this day in past years (something interesting nevertheless). If you have any feedback on these latest changes or other site features you would like to see, contact us or post a message on the forums.
Yesterday the Phoronix Forums were upgraded to vBulletin 3.6.6, but today Jelsoft has pushed out vBulletin 3.6.7 to correct an XSS flaw along with a few bug fixes. As a result, the Phoronix Forums have now been upgraded to this latest version of vBulletin. If you experience any problems, please let us know.
This morning the Phoronix Forums were successfully upgraded to vBulletin 3.6.6 (from vBulletin 3.6.5). This forum upgrade addresses several bug fixes along with adding a number of new features. If you are interested, more information on vBulletin 3.6.6 is available here. The Phoronix Forums should now be at their normal operational status. If you run into any issues, please contact us.
This is a reminder that if you haven't yet subscribed to our RSS feeds, it is a perfect time to do so. Next week we will be covering Sun Microsystems' JavaOne 2007 conference live from San Francisco, California. There should be quite a bit of news coming out on Java (well, that's a given), Solaris, open-source software, and technology in general. We will be covering the conference all week and will be pushing out news as it happens in our Phoronix news feed and then nightly reports back in our articles feed. You can subscribe to both of our RSS feeds on the Phoronix about page. You can also find and share more information in our Linux and Solaris forums.
Outside of the minor CSS fixes and other tweaking we have been doing to Phoronix since implementing the PHXCMS-6 content management system, the integrated search engine has now experienced a makeover. Most notably, when performing a search it will now list relevant GNU/Linux and Solaris news entries in addition to the related articles/reviews. The formatting of the search results has also changed so that it will be listing each result as a link to the actual information along with displaying the date the information originally appeared on Phoronix and its category. Results for the articles and news are limited to the 100 most recent.
Phoronix's Michael Larabel has started a new blog where GNU/Linux hardware and software information will be covered, among other things. This blog (michaellarabel.com) is a side-project and will not effect the on going day-to-day operations of Phoronix. A variety of topics will be covered in this blog, in addition to being the new home for the Redblog. More information on this blog can be found in Michael's initial post, and can also be discussed in the Phoronix Forums.
To all those celebrating, Phoronix would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We will be delivering a special article this afternoon on open-source 3D graphics. Operations at Phoronix.com will return to normal on December 27 with two additional articles to end off the year. However, the Phoronix Forums will certainly remain active during this time. See you all on the forums!
Happy Thanksgiving! Everyone involved with Phoronix hopes you have a safe and well celebrated holiday. Nothing new will be published at Phoronix today, but the Phoronix Forums will remain active. We will be back with new GNU/Linux coverage tomorrow on Black Friday.
With tomorrow's official launch of Mozilla Firefox 2.0, Phoronix and Phoronix Redblog have Microsummary support enabled through our PHXCMS content management system. More information on what a Microsummary is can be found in the Mozilla Wiki along with a how-to guide. The Phoronix.com Microsummary displays the latest hardware review while the Redblog provides the latest blog post. Be sure to update your bookmarks!
The Phoronix Forums have returned after being off-line for a few days due to the relocation of our server. If you continue to experience any problems please report them. The forums can be visited @ http://www.phoronix.net/forums/
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