Phoronix News Archives
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
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
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 redblog.phoronix.com. 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 redblog.phoronix.com, and be sure to tune into its RSS feed for the latest commentary.
1 June 2006
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.com. 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
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 Phoronix.com 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
We at Phoronix would like to welcome our newest sponsor -- OSDisc. OSDisc not only provides Linux CD/DVDs but they also provide different BSDs. Some of the features that this electronic retailer provides is free shipping worldwide on orders over $20, 24/7 customer service, and a professional quality of service. We recommend you check out OSDisc.
11 April 2006
We at Phoronix would like to welcome our newest sponsor -- LinuxCD.org. At LinuxCD, they sell a TON of different distribution CDs for Linux as well as for FreeBSD and Solaris. These CDs are also accompanied by applications and Linux training manuals. LinuxCD can be found at www.linuxcd.org.
20 March 2006
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