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Speck, Steam Play, RTX 2080 & Linux Kernel Activity Dominated The Scene In September

Over the course of September on Phoronix were 308 original news articles and 22 featured Linux hardware reviews and benchmarking articles. There was a lot of interesting activity on the hardware side from continued Threadripper tests to the GeForce RTX 2080 series launch as well as interesting news from the Linux code of conduct to the controversial Speck crypto code being removed.

1 October 2018 - September 2018 - 1 Comment
Q3 Was Exciting For Linux Enthusiasts With Threadripper, Mesa, Steam Play & Kernel Drama

The third-quarter was extremely busy to say the least... There was so much going on from the notable Linux 4.19 kernel merge window, the exciting material queueing ahead of Linux 4.20~5.0, continued open-source graphics driver advancements, Valve announcing Steam Play / Proton, many Vulkan milestones, and countless other reasons for Linux and open-source fans to celebrate. On the hardware front was also extremely busy with the AMD Threadripper 2 launch, the recent GeForce RTX graphics card launch delivering great performance for Linux gamers but at a significant cost, and continued hardware testing around Spectre mitigation.

28 September 2018 - Q3-2018 Highlights - 1 Comment
Fresh GPU Benchmarks, Fedora Features & More Spectre Were Popular In July

Another month is in the books with 280 original news articles and 24 featured Linux hardware reviews / featured articles. As with most months, there was a lot of interesting open-source and Linux progress this month, PC hardware continuing to work better under Linux, and the Linux kernel and other key projects continuing to mature gracefully.

31 July 2018 - July 2018 - 2 Comments
Today Marks The Phoronix 14th Birthday

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.

5 June 2018 - Phoronix Turns 14, PTS Turns 10 - 36 Comments
Help Celebrate The 14th Birthday Of Phoronix Next Week

Next week marks the 14th birthday of the founding of as well as ten years since the initial stable release of the Phoronix Test Suite (v1.0) on 5 June. There is a lot of content queued up for the days ahead and more.

1 June 2018 - Phoronix 14 - PTS 10 - 16 Comments
Linux Distro Tests, New Ryzen, & LLVM Topped Our 333 Articles This Month

Of our 23 featured articles and 310 original news articles this month on Phoronix, here is a look back at the most popular open-source/Linux news and reviews to happen this month with our original daily content happening each and every day on Phoronix. Next week is also marked by the 14th birthday of Phoronix.

31 May 2018 - May 2018 - Add A Comment
Linux 4.16, Ubuntu 18.04 & Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Have Been Definitely Exciting

This month on Phoronix has been more than 320 original news stories and 22 featured Linux hardware reviews. Here's a look at what has been exciting readers the most this month, which includes the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ launch, Linux 4.16 maturing and Linux 4.17 being around the corner, Windows vs. Linux benchmarks, and much more.

31 March 2018 - March Highlights - 7 Comments
Spectre & Meltdown Defined January 2018

A majority of last month was spent looking at and testing/benchmarking the Linux code to mitigate the much talked about Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities.

1 February 2018 - All The Talk - 9 Comments
HTTPS By Default For Everyone

Just a quick heads up for those that haven't noticed yet, HTTPS is now used by default across all of as of this week.

23 September 2017 - HTTPS - 29 Comments
Ryzen, NVIDIA & Unity 8 Abandonment Topped H1'2017

With the first half of the year in the books, here's a look back at our most popular articles on Phoronix for H1'2017. Written in the first six months of the year were 1,710 news items and 187 featured articles/reviews.

3 July 2017 - H1-2017 - 3 Comments
An Early Look At Our 2017 Linux Laptop Survey Results So Far

On Friday we launched the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey and as of this morning we're at nearly 12,000 results so far (11,879 as of writing). While there's still more than one week left to fill in the survey, here's how things are looking so far.

25 June 2017 - 2017 Linux Laptop Survey - 21 Comments
2017 Linux Laptop Survey

It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

23 June 2017 - Laptop Survey - 42 Comments

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