Phoronix News Archives
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.
3 June 2007
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
21 January 2007
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!
25 December 2006
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
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!
23 October 2006
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/
16 September 2006
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 - 1 Comment
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
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
Over the next few months Phoronix.com 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
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 @ http://www.phoronix.com/lch/
7 July 2006
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 - 21 Comments
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
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 @ http://www.phoronix.net/forums/
15 June 2006
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