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Many readers have asked us how they can support our Linux hardware efforts at Phoronix while avoiding advertisements. Taking the feedback of readers into consideration, we have launched a "Phoronix Premium" subscription-based service. For a nominal fee, you are able to view all Phoronix (and Phoronix Forums) pages without any advertisements. The Phoronix Premium subscription starts out at just $4 USD per month! Subscribers will also have access to an exclusive section on the Phoronix Forums. The revenue generated from this subscription service will help us continue our operations and producing Linux hardware content and offering other services. We hope that you will consider this ad-free option. More information is available on the Phoronix Premium page.
21 November 2007 - Introducing Phoronix Premium
At Phoronix we are pleased to announce the creation of Phorogit. This site is a free software repository using the Git version control system. Phorogit is now the home to the fglrx-packaging scripts. For those that use the official ATI Linux driver installer and generate distribution packages using the --buildpkg command, that process relies upon scripts created by distribution maintainers on ATI's closed Linux beta program. Compared to the past where you'd have to wait at least a month for a new driver release to come out in order to get these updated scripts, they will now be freely available at anytime and developed openly. In fact, the packaging scripts for the next ATI driver release (8.43) are already available. The fglrx-packaging repository is where the Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Flag, Slackware, SuSE, and Ubuntu maintainers will be hosting their fglrx installer code. This is also the location where AMD will be pulling the scripts from for each of their driver releases.
20 November 2007 - Phoronix + Git = Phorogit - 19 Comments
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!
19 November 2007 - The 2007 Phoronix Survey
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.
14 November 2007 - Enter Now Before It's Too Late
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.
13 November 2007 - PHXCMS-7.1 Released - 2 Comments
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.
10 November 2007 - 2007 Linux Graphics Survey
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.
2 November 2007 - Phoronix Linux Graphics Survey
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.
21 October 2007 - What Hardware Are You Running? - 6 Comments
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!
2 October 2007 - Phoronix.com Site Overhaul
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.
4 September 2007
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.
1 September 2007
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.
31 August 2007
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.
10 August 2007
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.
28 July 2007 - 1 Comment
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
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.
17 July 2007
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
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.
19 June 2007
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.
6 June 2007
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.
5 June 2007 - 3 Comments
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