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Please The Chef With Linux & Phoronix

If your wife has been upset with how much time you spend on our forums, that you subscribe to Phoronix Premium, or that you always occupy her computer by running the Phoronix Test Suite on it, fear no more! Just send her over to the newest web property that's managed by Phoronix Media, Foodstruments. Foodstruments is a portmanteau for "Food Instruments" and this is a site that features cooking gadget reviews, inexpensive cooking tools, and other products for the home and kitchen. Right now there's just over two dozen reviews up there now but plenty more are on the way along with involvement from key companies in the food industry.
14 July 2009 - Check Out Foodstruments - 51 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 "Sandtorg" Beta 2

Almost a month after the release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Beta 1, the second beta release for Sandtorg is now available. With being less than a month away from the final release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0, this second beta serves largely to address bugs and other outstanding issues, but there are also a few new additions too.
7 July 2009 - New PTS Release Is Out There - 7 Comments

Upcoming Phoronix Articles: NILFS2 & More

Yours truly will be departing this week for Europe, so for the next two weeks our Linux news may be slightly slower than normal (read: just not within-a-few-minutes-of-an-announcement speed), but there are already a number of interesting articles in the publishing queue during this time.
22 June 2009 - NILFS2 Benchmarks & More - 8 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Enters Beta

The first beta release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 "Sandtorg" has been made available by Phoronix Media. Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 introduces an official GTK2 user-interface, over 100 test profiles, many new test suites, and a variety of new features. Being launched in conjunction with the official release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Q3'2009 is also going to be Phoromatic and PTS Linux Live, a Linux distribution designed entirely for hardware testing and performance profiling with the latest and greatest PCs. Introduced in Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Beta 1 are a number of fixes, new test profiles, and new test suites.
14 June 2009 - Another Sandtorg Release - 3 Comments

A Huge Update To Phoronix Test Suite 2.0

It has only been one week since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Alpha 2, but we happen to be ahead of schedule on the third (and possibly the final) alpha release for 2.0 Sandtorg. In the past eight days there has actually been a very large number of changes to the Phoronix Test Suite, both to pts-core and the included test profiles and suites.
1 June 2009 - Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Alpha 3 - 3 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite Picks Up More Capabilities

Next week marks the five-year anniversary of the creation of Phoronix and also signals one year since Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 was released. With those celebrations ahead, the second alpha release for Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 "Sandtorg" has been released. Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Alpha 2 drives the test profile count up even higher, introduces several new pts-core features, and has other enhancements throughout.
24 May 2009 - PTS 2.0 Sandtorg Alpha 2 - 9 Comments

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If you want to stay up to date with the latest Linux news and hardware reviews but do not wish to use a traditional RSS feed, you are able to access Phoronix on some social networks.
13 May 2009 - Twitter, Facebook, Etc. - 1 Comment

100 Tests & Counting For Linux Benchmarking

I am pleased to announce that the Phoronix Test Suite has just incorporated its 100th test profile. With now having 100 different tests and over 50 test suites, there are plenty of tests to suit your needs whether you are interested in graphics / video, server, CPU, memory, disk, or system benchmarking. This also raises the count for the number of compatible tests in our GPLv3-licensed automated testing software that is compatible with Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, and *BSD operating systems.
5 May 2009 - Through PTS Sandtorg

What Does Linux Benchmarking Look Like?

What does benchmarking a Dell Inspiron Mini 9, a Radeon HD 4890 graphics card with Intel Core i7, and dual quad-core AMD Opterons look like? Well, if the systems are running Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris, or Mac OS X, it can look like this: Do you see any of those systems out in the lemon grove? Nope. As was shared earlier this month, with Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 (a.k.a. "Sandtorg") and the introduction of Phoromatic and PTS Linux Live, we will seek to take computer benchmarking (primarily for Linux and the free software operating systems) to a whole new level. Heck, for the test administrator, the Linux benchmarking experience can look like this: With Phoromatic, there are no geographical boundaries for where you can manage your testing. When tests are done, you can be notified by via e-mail or to your mobile device. I happen to be in Italy, but using the latest Phoronix Test Suite code and the Phoromatic management system that soon will be shared with the public, I am able to effectively manage tests of systems back in the office in the United States.
25 April 2009 - Hard? Uhhhh, nope. - 7 Comments

PTS 1.8.1 Brings Enhanced BSD Support, Etc

Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.1 is now available via Git and the Phoronix Test Suite web-site. This release just incorporates a couple of fixes and other enhancements for the stable Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 series. The notable changes include improved Linux disk drive detection using /sys/block, a fix in the build-php test profile for one of the download packages, and a few external dependency changes.
16 April 2009 - First Point Update To Selbu

The Day After April Fools' Day

We hope yesterday you enjoyed our interview with the Wallbuntu Linux distribution and then on a serious note the X.Org 7.5 release or there the lack of. With the start of a new month though, there's a few items we need to remind you.
2 April 2009 - A Couple Of Reminders - 6 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 "Selbu" Beta 2

The second beta release for Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 "Selbu" is now ready for testing. In the past nine days a fair amount of work has been committed for the 1.8 release. The most prominent feature is the reference systems comparisons support. This initial implementation makes it possible to easily compare your system's performance results to other reference systems.
26 March 2009 - New Benchmarking Fun From Us

Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 "Selbu" Beta 1

With lots of positive feedback and results since Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 Alpha 3 earlier this month, the first beta release is now ready. The first beta release for Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 (codenamed "Selbu") contains a bit of code reorganization, various bug-fixes, numerous improvements to the GTK2 GUI, improved support for BSD (particularly NetBSD), PCLinuxOS support, and a few test profiles have received upgrades.
18 March 2009 - The Train To Selbu

Linux Benchmarking: As Easy As Dragging and Dropping

Next month at Phoronix Media we will be introducing version 1.8 of the Phoronix Test Suite. Among a horde of new features, new test profiles, bug-fixes, and much more, there is a Phoronix Test Suite GUI (updated screenshots). The GTK2 GUI is nearly completed already, while additional fine-tuning and new features will come to the interface with Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 later this year.
16 March 2009 - With The Phoronix Test Suite! - 2 Comments

Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 "Selbu" Alpha 3

The third alpha release for Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 "Selbu" is now available for testing. This release contains numerous improvements to the GTK2 interface, support when running the Phoronix Test Suite in more locales, improved file-system detection support (for SquashFS, AuFS, and UnionFS), and support for reading enabled monitors. Beyond changes to pts-core, there are new external dependencies (autoconf and libtool) and the vDrift test profile has been updated and is in a working state. Additionally, the Prey test profile has been updated against the latest Linux installer version.
8 March 2009 - GTK GUI Improvements & More

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7 March 2009 - Join Phoronix Premium - 16 Comments

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1 March 2009 - Just Take A Simple Survey

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24 February 2009 - IDG Is Running A Survey - 46 Comments

A Few Service Reminders From Phoronix

As we are quickly approaching our 2,100th news article at Phoronix (and that's in addition to nearly 1,400 full-length articles), it's a good time for a few reminders.
20 February 2009 - Twitter, Phoronix Premium, Etc - 1 Comment

Phoronix Test Suite 1.8.0 "Selbu" Alpha 1

With about a month having passed since the release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.6 "Tydal", the first alpha development release to its successor is now available. Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 "Selbu" will focus on a number of underlying improvements and further polishing from where Tydal was left off. There will also be quite a bit of preparatory work for Phoronix Test Suite 2.0. Selbu is expected for release in the second quarter of 2009.
16 February 2009 - Benchmarking Made Fun With Selbu

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