Officially Turns Five Years Old

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 27 February 2016 at 08:28 AM EST. 3 Comments
FREE SOFTWARE officially turns five years old today! It was this day back in 2011 that was officially announced from the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in conjunction with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0-Iveland. is the result aggregation and test profile/suite package management infrastructure of the Phoronix Test Suite and has become a central part of our benchmarking efforts alongside the Phoronix Test Suite and Phoromatic. succeeded what earlier was known as Phoronix Global for the Phoronix Test Suite.

If you want to see our launch presentation about from five years ago at SCALE, see Making More Informed Linux Hardware Choices.

Earlier this month with Phoronix Test Suite 6.2 we rolled out a new design. Work on that is still being done; any feedback, feature requests, support, etc, is available by contacting us.
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