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

Written by Michael Larabel in Premium on 22 November 2022 at 06:00 PM EST. 3 Comments
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.

Unfortunately operations remain difficult due to the declining state of the ad industry as a whole and many organizations focusing their ad spend on the likes of YouTube and Facebook, besides the fact that advertising to a Linux enthusiast niche isn't exactly lucrative and a tiny fraction of the Windows gaming space. Paired with unfortunately high ad-block rates and the looming recession, your support is very much appreciated to continue putting out daily new original open-source news, Linux hardware reviews, and more for going on the past 19 years.

Through the end of November, you can "go premium" at the discounted holiday rate. Phoronix Premium normally costs $40 USD per year or $200 for a lifetime subscription. For this year's deal, you can go premium for just $30 per year or $150 for a lifetime subscription.

As a reminder, Phoronix Premium provides ad-free access to the site while still supporting the work (using ad-blockers otherwise is detrimental to all of the time and resources invested in Phoronix), multi-page articles shown on a single page, priority feedback / honoring of test requests in trying to honor article/review requests made by premium supporters, and the fact of supporting all of the work done on Phoronix over the past 18+ years on a daily basis. Aside from premium, impression-based ads are the main source of funding that allows Phoronix to continue.

To take advantage of this deal, first ensure you are registered on the Phoronix Forums as the forums are what handles the subscription/user management aspect. There isn't any integrated sales support in there so the normal prices of premium subscriptions are listed there still. To get the discounted deals of $30 for a year subscription or $150 for a lifetime subscription, PayPal the amount of money to [email protected] (or you can use this PayPal link). Following that I will manually activate your forum account to premium status. If your payment email address is different from your forum's registered email address, please include your forum username when making the payment. If you are already a premium member, you can extend your current subscription at the special rates, just mention it in the email / PayPal message. Anything above and beyond as a tip is welcome.

As an alternative to PayPal, this year Phoronix also added support for simple payments via Stripe. So for this Black Friday sale you can also pay via Stripe. Corporate/company-wide subscriptions and other options can be made available by contacting me.

Happy holidays and thanks for your support considerations as we draw toward the close of another year of exciting Linux hardware and open-source ecosystem advancements.
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