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 3,000 featured articles and 15,000 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 70,000 members following its launch in 2006.

Phoronix Test Suite

Following the success of Phoronix in covering the Linux hardware scene, the Phoronix Test Suite was founded based upon the internal tools developed at Phoronix Media. The Phoronix Test Suite has a growing community and is used by numerous organizations and Fortune 500 companies. The Phoronix Test Suite continues to be developed and experiences major updates on a quarterly basis.

Version 1.0 of the Phoronix Test Suite was released in June of 2008.


Phoromatic is a web-based remote management system developed for the Phoronix Test Suite. Phoromatic allows the automatic scheduling of tests, remote installation of new tests, and the management of multiple test systems all through an intuitive, easy-to-use web interface. Tests can be scheduled to automatically run on a routine basis across multiple test systems. The test results are then available from this central, secure location.

The Phoromatic software was developed by Phoronix Media for enterprise customers. is an open, collaborative testing platform. The infrastructure provides public and private storage of test result data (including system logs) and effective collaboration tools for sharing results and efficiently comparing multiple test result sets. also provides a package management system for making accessible new, updated, and third-party test profiles / suites to the users of the Phoronix Test Suite. is also licensed to enterprise organizations.


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 AMD Catalyst Linux driver.

Phorogit was launched in 2007.
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