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Phoronix Premium Black Friday Deal To Support Open-Source News, Linux Hardware Testing
Phoronix Premium Black Friday Deal To Support Open-Source News, Linux Hardware Testing

It's that time of the year with "Black Friday" this week and the start of the holiday shopping season. As usual, there is the annual holiday deal for Phoronix Premium to enjoy it at a discounted rate. Unfortunately the state of the ad industry and rampant ad-block use continue to greatly hurt the sustainability of the site while Phoronix Premium allows for enjoying the website ad-free and multi-page articles on a single page.

22 November 2022 - Black Friday / Holiday Deal - 3 Comments
Reminder: The Phoronix Premium Autumn Sale Is On

Just a friendly reminder that if you wish to show your support for Phoronix this autumn season and help in allowing me to continue Linux hardware testing and the like, the annual Phoronix Premium sale is currently taking place.

24 September 2022 - Discounted Phoronix Premium - Add A Comment
The Phoronix Premium Thanksgiving / Black Friday 2021 Special

For those in the US, Happy Thanksgiving. As usual tradition for marking the US Thanksgiving and "Black Friday" / "Cyber Monday" start of the Christmas shopping season, I am once again running a Phoronix Premium special to help support site operations.

26 November 2021 - 2021 Deal - 4 Comments
Phoronix Ad-Free/Premium Special For Oktoberfest 2021
Phoronix Ad-Free/Premium Special For Oktoberfest 2021

While Oktoberfest was once again cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic (then again, due to the state of the ad industry / ad-block users we haven't had any European meet-up / open-source gathering in years), the wiesn would have kicked off this past weekend. So as is tradition, there is the Phoronix Premium Oktoberfest sale where you can join the ad-free service as a reduced rate. If you enjoy the daily, original Linux and open-source content on Phoronix with plenty of benchmarking, you can do so at a reduced rate.

20 September 2021 - Go Premium - 9 Comments
The 2020 US Thanksgiving / Black Friday Phoronix Premium Special

In marking the US Thanksgiving week, the Black Friday / Christmas shopping season, and just another week grinding away during the COVID-19 pandemic while seeing depressed ad rates on top of ad-block users hurting our ability to continue producing new and exciting Linux/open-source content, here is our Phoronix Premium special for the holidays to show your support while getting discounted access to enjoy the site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, and other benefits.

24 November 2020 - Get A Deal - 4 Comments
Showing Your Support During COVID-19

If it weren't bad enough having to deal with the pressure applied by ad-blockers over the years, as a result of uncertainty around the novel coronavirus, ad-rates have been depressed further. This impact was outlined at the end of a recent article while there was an inquiry about any Phoronix Premium special during this time, so here is the COVID-19 deal for Phoronix Premium for $19.

24 April 2020 - Supporting Each Other - 57 Comments
After 3,600 Original Articles This Year On Linux/Open-Source, Let's Have A Holiday Special

So far this calendar year on Phoronix has been more than 3,400 original news articles on Linux/open-source and more than 260 featured multi-page articles / Linux hardware reviews. From 2010 to date that count becomes more than 27,950 original news articles and more than 2,800 featured articles. But due to the continued use of ad-blockers by much of our audience, it becomes an increasingly tight ship to continue operating and producing new content each and every day. So for the Christmas / Hanukkah / end-of-year holidays, here is a way you can show your support while enjoying a great deal.

24 December 2019 - Ending On A High Note? - 29 Comments
It's That Time Of The Year For The Annual Phoronix Premium Sale To Show Your Support

It's that time of the year for our annual promotion of Phoronix Premium for the US Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales week... Here is the latest on how you can show your support for our Linux and open-source news coverage and benchmarking while enjoying the site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, and other benefits.

26 November 2019 - Thanksgiving - Black Friday - Cyber Day - 29 Comments
The Phoronix Premium Oktoberfest 2019 Deal - Support Linux/Open-Source Benchmarking

While sadly this is another year not out at Oktoberfest for the once annual Phoronix reader gathering/pilgrimage, there is another Phoronix Premium sale for those interested. With Oktoberfest kicking off this weekend in Munich, here's the start of our premium sale if wishing to support our daily news and benchmarking operations while enjoying features like ad-free viewing and multi-page articles on a single page.

22 September 2019 - Premium Sale - 9 Comments
A Last Call To Celebrate Phoronix's 15th Birthday By Going Premium

With Phoronix having turned 15 years old this week we've been running a special on Phoronix Premium to enjoy the site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, among other benefits. Here's the last call for those wishing to support our Linux testing operations by going premium at a heavily discounted rate.

7 June 2019 - Premium Special - 4 Comments
Celebrate Valentine's Day By Going Premium To Support Linux Benchmarking

If you enjoy the new and original content on Phoronix each and every day of the year, now approaching the 15th birthday of Phoronix, consider taking part in our Valentine's Day special to "go premium" to help support the site while being able to enjoy the site ad-free, multi-page articles on a single page, and other benefits.

14 February 2019 - Valentine Special - 1 Comment
It's Time For The Premium 2018 Winter Sale To Show Your Linux Benchmarking Support

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, or happy benchmark season... Regardless of whatever holidays you celebrate or not, it's time for the 2018 Christmas/Winter sale if you wish to join Phoronix Premium to help us out as we approach the 15th birthday of and see a strong year ahead for Linux hardware performance testing, open-source news coverage, and more. Premium gets you ad-free access to the site, multi-page featured articles on a single page, and other benefits.

22 December 2018 - Phoronix Christmas - 20 Comments
Yes, We Like Bitcoin & Other Crypto Currencies

In recent days there have been a number of inquiries about paying for Phoronix Premium or providing tips using Bitcoin or other crypto-currencies. Yes, we happily accept it to help support our continued Linux hardware benchmarking, driver analysis, news coverage, and benchmark development.

13 May 2018 - Details - 21 Comments
Show Your Love For Linux Hardware & Benchmarking This Valentine's Day

While it was a very busy January testing all the fallout from Spectre and Meltdown, February has become just as busy with monitoring all of the Linux 4.16 changes and beginning those benchmarks, all the testing now around the Raven Ridge APUs, and today's release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.8 among a lot of other Linux hardware tests that are ongoing.

14 February 2018 - Valentine Support - 2 Comments
Just A Few Days Left To The Phoronix Fest Deal

Just a friendly reminder that if you are interested in participating in the Phoronix Oktoberfest 2017 deal to help support all our Linux hardware review / benchmarking / game testing work, only a few days are left to enjoy the deeply discounted deals.

11 October 2017 - Premium - 2 Comments
2017 "Oktoberfest" Premium: Snag A Great Deal While Supporting Our Work

The past few years I have run a Phoronix Premium deal around the time of Oktoberfest for those wishing to support all of the Linux hardware testing, reviews, news, and benchmarking work on the site done seven days per week, 365 days per year. While the actual fest is over at the wiesn, some Phoronix readers have inquired about running a deal again this year to get premium access at a discount. So here's the deal.

7 October 2017 - Premium Deal - 15 Comments
Your Last Chance To Take Advantage Of Our Birthday Bargain

Today is the last day to take advantage of our heavily-discounted special for joining our ad-free version of the site that also provides multi-page articles on a single page, priority access to me for benchmark requests / feedback, etc, all while helping to support the site and our daily Linux hardware testing operations.

7 June 2017 - We Need Your Help - 20 Comments
Today's The Last Day For Our Ad-Free Site Deal For Thanksgiving 2016

Just a quick PSA that if you were busy last week and didn't notice the earlier post, we're currently running a heavily-discounted, holiday special for Phoronix Premium where you can access the ad-free version of our site, multi-page articles on a single page, and more. But the big holiday discount expires at the end of today in 24 hours!

28 November 2016 - Phoronix Premium - 4 Comments
It's Time For The Annual Thanksgiving Event To Support Our Linux Testing, Benchmarking

Thankful for all of our content provided 365 days per year at Phoronix with not a 24+ hour break in nearly four years? Appreciate all of our prompt benchmarks of the latest enthusiast computer hardware and more? Like all of our original work on advancing open-source benchmarking via the Phoronix Test Suite,, Phoromatic, and more? Here is your chance to help out.

23 November 2016 - Phoronix Savings - 36 Comments
Today Marks Amazon's Second Prime Day

Today is Amazon's second annual Prime Day where they are offering up a plethora of sales for Prime members. Just a quick friendly reminder to please click our affiliate link if you'll be making any purchases there, in order to help support our site with the Linux hardware testing operations done here daily.

12 July 2016 - Amazon Prime Day - 2 Comments
Writing Linux / Open-Source News & Benchmarking 365 Days Per Year
Writing Linux / Open-Source News & Benchmarking 365 Days Per Year

To the wife on April Fools' Day I told her I was going to take the day off of work... Hah, what a joke. But led me to generate some statistics on the number of Phoronix articles each day and figuring out when was the last time I didn't write an open-source or Linux articles in a given day.

2 April 2016 - Last Day Off - 20 Comments
Interested In More Linux Hardware Tests? Here's Our January Deal

With having pushed out an interesting 27-way NVIDIA Linux graphics card comparison that follows off the recent large AMD Linux graphics comparison, I decided it time to run another premium special if you'd like to show your support and help allow for future, in-depth comparisons and other Linux hardware tests.

19 January 2016 - $25 USD Per Year - 16 Comments
Our Black Friday Linux Deal Has Been Extended!

On Friday we rolled out our first-ever discount deal on Phoronix Premium as part of Black Friday and those wishing to support our site over the holidays. Given the much interest in the significant savings, I've decided to extend this deal through the end of the month.

28 November 2015 - Cheap Premium Deal - 1 Comment

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