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Phoronix Feedback / Survey

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!

26 July 2007 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Everything RSS Feed

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 Optionally, you can subscribe to our other RSS feeds here.

17 July 2007 - Add A Comment
Name The Next Linux Driver Contest

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.

26 June 2007 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Forums Moved

The Phoronix Forums have moved from to 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.

19 June 2007 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Turns Three

Today we are celebrating 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 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.

5 June 2007 - 3 Comments Server Move

Earlier this morning 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.

3 June 2007 - Add A Comment
Linux Game Servers From Phoronix

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.

23 May 2007 - Add A Comment
PHXCMS-6 Updates

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.

17 May 2007 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Forums Upgraded, Again

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.

15 May 2007 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Forums Upgraded

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.

14 May 2007 - 1 Comment
Phoronix RSS Reminder

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.

1 May 2007 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Search Functionality Update

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.

28 April 2007 - Add A Comment
New Linux Blog

Phoronix's Michael Larabel has started a new blog where GNU/Linux hardware and software information will be covered, among other things. This blog ( 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.

21 January 2007 - Add A Comment
Merry Christmas

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 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!

25 December 2006 - Add A Comment
Happy Thanksgiving

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.

23 November 2006 - Add A Comment
Microsummary Support

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 Microsummary displays the latest hardware review while the Redblog provides the latest blog post. Be sure to update your bookmarks!

23 October 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Forums Return

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 @

16 September 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Forums

The Phoronix Forums are temporarily offline while we relocate that server. We hope that this move will be complete within the next couple of days, and sorry for any inconveniences. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

12 September 2006 - Add A Comment
The Return of Redblog

After a short break, the Phoronix Redblog is back and ready to roll! This comeback is due to the amount of messages received asking for the blog's return and the overwhelming help users continue to request. It will no longer be updated on a daily basis, but new blog entries will come along when there is information worth passing along. As this blog continues, I will continue to focus on areas for ATI's fglrx department to improve upon, successes/failures I encounter with my day-to-day usage of ATI's Linux drivers, etc...

4 September 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Site Upgrade

The first set of updates to the Phoronix Content Management System v5 (PHXCMS5) have been merged with our live server. Most of these improvements are under the hood, but there are a few visible changes. A majority of the CSS has been re-written for improved browser compatibility, load-time/efficiency, and the basis for some future expansions. The site should appear correctly in all major browsers. If you notice any browsing problems please report them.

30 August 2006 - Add A Comment
Site Suggestions

Over the next few months will be under going a slight face lift as we begin work on the next major revision of the Phoronix CMS (PHXCMS) system. Most of the changes will be under the hood, but there will be some code cleanup and minor changes to the interface. A few new site features are also in the works. We are in the process of polling our readers to see what areas they would like improved when it comes to the site layout and features. A thread has been setup over at the Phoronix Forums so that you may post your comments and suggestions.

12 August 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix LCH Launches

Today, Phoronix is proud to say that Phoronix LCH has finally turned into a reality. Phoronix LCH is designed to be a community-driven indexing system for computer hardware under Linux. This system allows you to post Linux information on hardware as well as sharing your own personal experiences when it comes to Linux compatibility. You are also able to browse and search the database for other hardware as well. This is designed to make it much more effortless when deciding what Linux compatible hardware to go with during your next upgrade. Phoronix LCH is not distribution specific, and allows comments from all versions of Linux. Phoronix LCH is to spread what works and what doesn't when it comes to hardware under Linux. You can check out Phoronix LCH @

7 July 2006 - Add A Comment
Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all of our American readers, as well as the successful job with today's NASA Shuttle lunch. Have a safe (and enjoyable) holiday. We will be back later this week with more exciting content in the mean time feel free to check out our forums.

4 July 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix LCH Preview

Yet another Phoronix project is starting to take form and will hopefully be officially unveiled towards the end of July or early August... Forum users simply get a sneak-peak for now. We don't believe anything like this has yet existed, so please bear with us as we work out the initial bugs and begin to add additional features. For the time being, this project is being referred to as "Phoronix LCH".... Phoronix LCH Preview Phoronix LCH Description

30 June 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Forums Launch

Coming out almost two months earlier then was originally anticipated is the long-awaited Phoronix Forums. Yes, they are finally here! We have expanded upon our leading Linux-based hardware reviews and articles to now include more community involvement through the use of our brand spankin' new web-forums. While we will classify our forums as Beta until early July, when they shall be officially announced, they are ready for public testing today. During this time, we welcome any user feedback -- positive or negative -- about our forums so that we are able to prepare the appropriate changes in a timely fashion. We anticipate that this will shortly turn into one of the largest Linux-centric enthusiast hardware forums. Feel free to check out our forums, sign-up, and provide any feedback. The Phoronix Forums can be found @

15 June 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Turns Two

This morning, June 5, 2006, marks the two year anniversary that Phoronix was created. If it weren't for all of our loyal penguin readers, this site would have never been possible. Thanks to all, and we hope to keep up the quality GNU/Linux articles, as well as expanding our reaches this coming year. If you are curious as to what Phoronix means, the definition is here. As always, we welcome any reader feedback and comments on our contact page.

5 June 2006 - Add A Comment
Announcing Phoronix Redblog

In an effort to get a better understanding for the current state of ATI's proprietary fglrx Linux display drivers, and to provide the alternative OS community with more facts as well as in-house comments, Phoronix has today announced the creation of This blog will focus on the Phoronix Editor-In-Chief, Michael Larabel, personally evaluating ATI's current Linux drivers for 50-days -- simply think of it as an ATI Linux review for an extended amount of time. While over a year ago the quality of the red's Linux display drivers could be refuted, they certainly have improved by near light-years when it comes to their installation strategy, performance, bug issues, and variety of cards supported -- among other areas. But how well does this ATI experience come first hand? Are gamers and computer enthusiasts alike now ready to accept ATI's current Linux display drivers for prime-time action? For those GNU/Linux users with proprietary display drivers, you already know what all the fuss is about but for the rest the preface and introduction for this blog can be read here and here respectively. This blog can be found at, and be sure to tune into its RSS feed for the latest commentary.

1 June 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Definition

For all of the countless emails received from users asking what Phoronix means, and all of the other similar inquiries, here it is... The word Phoronix was derived by Michael Larabel back in 2004 when he had found Phoronix is a combination of phoro- and *NIX. Phoro- means movement or direction, while *NIX of course is referred to as modern-day UNIX-like systems... With that, Phoronix means UNIX/Linux movement. Just a tid-bit of knowledge for today.

22 May 2006 - Add A Comment
Phoronix Images

As of early morning (EST) on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, we have received reports that one of our image servers is not operating. As a result, some of the content images on may be failing to load at this time. We expect to have the issue under control within the next couple of hours, and all operations should return to normal shortly. Sorry for any inconvenience and be sure to check back soon. EDIT: It appears operations have now returned to normal. If any users continue to experience any image loading problems, please be sure to contact us. Thanks.

10 May 2006 - Add A Comment

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