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|Created by||Michael Larabel|
|Registration||Required (for the forums)|
|Launched||June 5, 2004|
Phoronix is a technology website that offers insights regarding the development of the Linux kernel, product reviews, interviews, and news regarding free and open-source software by monitoring the Linux kernel mailing list or interviews.
Phoronix was started in June 2004 by Michael Larabel, who currently serves as the owner and editor-in-chief.
Founded on 5 June 2004, Phoronix started as a website with a handful of hardware reviews and guides, moving to articles covering operating systems based on Linux and open source software around the start of 2005, such as Ubuntu, Fedora, SUSE and Mozilla (Firefox/Thunderbird). Phoronix heavily focuses on benchmarking hardware running Linux, with a heavy slant towards graphics articles that monitor and compare free and open-source graphics device drivers and Mesa 3D with AMD's and Nvidia's proprietary graphics device drivers. In June 2006 the website added forums in addition to news content. On 20 April 2007, Phoronix redesigned its website, and began Solaris hardware reviews and news in addition to Linux content.
On 5 June 2008, the 1.0 release of the Phoronix Test Suite was announced. This software was made available under the GPLv3 and is designed to validate software and hardware on Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X, Windows NT, and BSD systems. Version 1.0 was made up of 57 test profiles and 23 test suites.
OpenBenchmarking.org is a new cloud based service created to work with the Phoronix Test Suite. It is a collaborative platform that allows users to share their hardware and software benchmarks through an organized online interface.
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