Merry Christmas, Happy New Years, and/or Happy Holidays to any other occasions. Best wishes from Phoronix.
There's several things for Phoronix readers to keep in mind this holiday season.
While November was a great and very busy month, December will hopefully be even better. Here's a look at some of the exciting Linux / open-source milestones to be conquered this month.
If you have some extra CPU time this weekend, why not try out one of our new/updated test profiles and share your Linux hardware/software performance benchmarks with the community?
Merge activity for the Linux 3.13 kernel and the many graphics card benchmarks on Phoronix were some of the most exciting happening events for November, but let's not also forget about continued open-source driver innovations.
If in recent Linux graphics card reviews and driver articles you have been wanting to see other Linux games benchmarked, you should definitely read this article.
There's been some more site updates on Phoronix this week along with more features for Phoronix Premium subscribers. This includes continued log-in improvements, bolding external links, and a look at upcoming content.
There's been a number of new and updated benchmarks appearing on OpenBenchmarking.org for use by the Phoronix Test Suite.
Google has put out Chrome 31 and with it comes a good few new features for the cross-platform web-browser.
A number of small site improvements were made on Monday. Subscribers to Phoronix Premium should also find that the log-in process is easier.
There's several new and updated benchmarking applications for measuring the performance of Linux system's ranging from small embedded environments to GPUs to super-computers.
This month on Phoronix there was a heck of a lot of Linux and open-source content: there were over 32 featured-length articles (more than one per day) and 262 news stories (more than eight stories per day) written by your's truly. The Linux 3.12 kernel and Ubuntu / Mir activity were the most popular happenings of October.
This week Phoronix published its 10,000th article in covering Linux and open-source news, which is on top of having around 2,500 original full-length articles covering Linux hardware reviews, GPU driver analysis, and other benchmarking results.
New daily and per-commit testing will commence for the mainline Linux kernel, the Intel Mesa driver, and LLVM/Clang (and possibly GCC) compilers. Similar to past performance "trackers" this will lead to more timely spotting of performance regressions affecting real-world workloads.
With the end of the month, here's a look back at the most interesting and exciting content on Phoronix during September 2013. On Phoronix this month were 229 news stories and 18 hardware reviews / featured-length articles.
In a little more than one week Oktoberfest will get underway in Munich and thus the yearly Phoronix pilgrimage.
Over the past several weeks at Phoronix I have been trying out the System76 Gazelle Professional, which has wound up being a nice high performance Linux laptop preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by Intel's latest-generation Core i7 "Haswell" mobile processor.
For those not following me on Twitter or haven't noticed the Anzwix links the past few days on Phoronix, Anzwix.com was made public at the end of August.
This month on Phoronix there were 246 news stories and 20 featured articles written by your's truly. Of all that Linux and open-source content with an enthusiast hardware focus, Wayland, X.Org, exFAT, the Pipelight Netflix implementation, and the Linux 3.11 kernel were among the interesting events covered.
After being in private development and usage for years, Anzwix is finally set to make its public debut.
Ahead of the release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.8-Sokndal today, updates have been pushed to OpenBenchmarking.org and Phoromatic.com in the past few days.
With the end of the month comes our recap of the major Linux happenings for the past 31 days with our enthusiast, graphics, and hardware bent on the open-source operating system.
Several Phoronix readers have brought up an important topic recently on Twitter and within our forums: what Linux distribution should really be be benchmarked the most? Ubuntu has traditionally been the most tested Linux platform here, but times may be changing.
Before the end of the month will be many new and exciting Linux benchmarks on Phoronix, including the Radeon Dynamic Power Management results in full, many updated Windows 8 vs. Ubuntu Linux tests, and Valve Source Engine Linux GPU benchmarks, among others.
The third development release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.8-Sokndal is now available for open-source automated benchmarking. This update has the OpenGL frame latency recording ability, detection support for the AMD/NVIDIA AIB vendors, and other changes.
Having been succeeded by OpenBenchmarking.org, Phoronix Global is facing closure at the end of the 2013 calendar year.
As mentioned last month on Phoronix, a major revision to Phoronix.com is in-development. Prior to the launch later this month, your feedback on the latest concepts are appreciated.
With the end of a month comes our usual monthly recap. A lot of interesting Linux changes happened in June from dynamic power management in the Radeon DRM driver to Mir and Wayland news.
The overhauled Phoronix site is on track for making its debut in July.
With Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 "Sokndal", the minimum and maximum performance results are now being commonly displayed along side the rest of the results.
530 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.