2017 "Oktoberfest" Premium: Snag A Great Deal While Supporting Our Work
Written by Michael Larabel in Premium on 7 October 2017 at 11:31 AM EDT. 15 Comments
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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.

Through next weekend, end of day 15 October, you can "go premium" at a discounted rate. Normally Phoronix Premium costs $35 USD per year or $150 for a lifetime subscription. For this year's Oktoberfest deal, you can go premium for just $20 per year or $100 for a lifetime subscription.

As a reminder, Phoronix Premium gets you ad-free access to the site while still supporting our work (using ad-blockers otherwise is detrimental to all of the work invested in Phoronix), multi-page articles on a single page, notices about upcoming articles, priority feedback / honoring of test requests in trying to honor article/review requests made by premium supports, and the fact of supporting all of the work done on Phoronix over the past 13+ years. 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 $20 for a year subscription or $100 for a lifetime subscription, PayPal the amount of money to michael@phoronix.com (or you can use this PayPal link). Sending any amount extra will be treated as a birthday tip, thanks! Then within a few minutes (or hours, if I'm sleeping), I'll manually have activated 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 birthday rates, just mention it in the email / PayPal message.

Any questions can be addressed by emailing me or posting in the forums. Thanks for your support and the funds generated will allow Phoronix to continue providing daily open-source news and Linux benchmarks. So far this year on Phoronix have been 2,604 original news posts and 277 featured articles/reviews.
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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

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