Originally posted by kraftman
The issue with the wording of the articles and their titles depends on personal sensibilities. I don't have a problem with it partly because I'm convinced that Phoronix is a friendly site towards Linux, Open Solaris and so on, so I never think it's trying to undermine their image when pointing out faults or comparing these systems or distributions to, say, Windows or Mac. It all depends on what you think the intention is. I know some of us here are constantly scratching the itches about this or about that, but the same thinking applies really.
As for the benchmarks, absolutely, there will always be better ways to handle everything. But I'm convinced this is a two-way road, meaning that Michael and company surely improve and learn from past mistakes and comments in the forum. I don't think anybody sees the benchmarks as coming from above and set to stone--the criticism in the forum proves it, as well as the calls for suggestions about how to improve the test suite (which you can even do yourself if you want to). Actually, if I got it right, the idea is to bring as much as possible exposure to the automatic testing system to the projects that could be interested, with as much as possible involvement from their developers, who could point out how and what to run or why the numbers are what they are. How cool would it be if Arjan, Garrett or whoever popped in and said "look, guys, this is rubbish, you have to take into account x, y, z", as the people from the OSS drivers do?