Today Marks The Phoronix 14th Birthday
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 5 June 2018 at 08:59 AM EDT. 36 Comments
It was on 5 June 2004 that I founded for developing a Linux hardware review site while today also marks ten years since the public release of Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 for what would end up pushing forward open-source, cross-platform benchmarking.

Over the past 14 years on Phoronix has now been more than 25,200 original news articles and more than 3,800 featured articles / Linux hardware reviews, a majority of which were written by your's truly. It's also been more than five years since there was more than one day (24 hour period) without original new content on the site, regardless of holidays or other occasions.

In the ten years since the Phoronix Test Suite 1.0 release, this open-source automated benchmarking software has advanced massively and is now used by practically all major ISVs and IHVs along with universities, government agencies, and all over the place for a variety of different purposes. Coming out later today is Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 as the latest major release to PTS and in fact the biggest release ever with rewritten Windows support, significantly improved BSD support, many Phoromatic improvements, and a heck of a lot more.

If you would like to grant Phoronix a birthday wish, please do not use any ad-blocker when viewing this site -- if you are one to unfortunately block ads. Pay-per-impression advertisements is the primary revenue for and the only way that Phoronix can continue. For an alternative ad-free viewing experience, you can also take advantage of Phoronix Premium for no ads on the site, multi-page articles on a single page, and still supporting the site to allow the efforts to continue. As part of the Phoronix 14th birthday, this week we are running a Phoronix 14th birthday special for joining the site at a discounted rate. Consider taking advantage of that deal through Friday or if you just wish to show your support by a contribution there are PayPal tips or even Bitcoin / Ethereum.

Here's to hopefully more years ahead of providing original Linux/open-source news, Linux hardware benchmarks, and reviews and thanks for your support over the years.
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Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 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 automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via

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