Phoronix Media

Phoronix Media is the largest Internet media company devoted to enriching the Linux hardware experience and catering its content to Linux gamers and computer enthusiasts. Its properties primarily focus on Linux hardware reviews, software previews, community technical discussions, and other technology related topics. Phoronix Media also backs a free software repository and the leading open-source Linux benchmarking software.


Phoronix Media's premiere web property is, which was founded after seeing the lack of online media that covered alternative operating systems at the time -- primarily when it came to Linux hardware reviews. Phoronix provides readers with the most detailed and up-to-date information in the computing world when it comes to the Linux and Solaris operating systems. Phoronix is especially well regarded for its Linux graphics articles and with time has become the leader in providing original Linux hardware content. More than 1,600 featured articles and 2,400 news postings have been published at Phoronix. was started by Michael Larabel in June of 2004.

Phoronix Forums

The Phoronix Forums are the community component to Phoronix. The Phoronix Forums allow readers to discuss the latest news when it comes to Linux and free software along with assisting those seeking technical support or individuals just wishing to share their thoughts on the latest computer hardware. There is also a Phoronix IRC channel for those interested in real-time communication.

The Phoronix Forums contain over 60,000 posts and 20,000 members following its launch in 2006. is the community portal for the open-source ATI Linux drivers. This site features news on the ATI X.Org drivers, links to ATI Linux resources, and IRC channel logs for ATI Radeon hardware and driver discussions. launched in November of 2007. documents the journey in April of 2010 to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine where the world's most devastating nuclear event took place. There are more than one hundred photos showing what the areas within Chernobyl's Zone of Alienation looks like twenty-four years after the nuclear disaster took place, with many photos of Reactor #4 itself, the town of Pripyat, and the Red Forest. documents a two-day journey to Chernobyl.


Phorogit is a free software repository that is exclusively sponsored by Phoronix Media. Phorogit uses the Git revision control system and houses the source-code to the Phoronix Test Suite and other Linux software. Phorogit is also used by Advanced Micro Devices for housing their community packaging scripts for their ATI Catalyst Linux driver.

Phorogit was launched in 2007.
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