Neowin runs under the slogan "Where unprofessional journalism looks better."
While Neowin does not employ a team of full time professional journalists, we offer community and staff members the ability to try their hand at submitting articles to our news system. Staff are paid on merit for their original stories, based on amount of views, comments, and reach; we also pay out weekly and monthly bonuses. Anyone can apply to be a News Reporter on Neowin. Please view this forum topic to see if you can meet our criteria.
For a brief summary of the different staff groups on Neowin, please click here.
News Reporter (full time)
News Reporter (part time)
Contacting & Following us
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Our Servers run the latest stable version of Redhat Enterprise, or CentOS. We use Dell 19" rack Servers hosted on a multi-homed connection, all are Intel Pentium Xeon's with at least 4 GB of system memory per server. Our database is managed by MySQL (latest stable) and we currently run PHP 5 on our Apache servers.
In 2008 we purchased a 64-bit Intel Pentium Xeon Quad core Dell Server to manage our MySQL database, this came with 16GB of system memory.
In 2009 we purchased another 64-bit Intel Pentium Xeon Quad core Dell Server with 24GB of system memory to run various virtual machines using VmWare ESXi. Servers 2 & 6 below run on this box. This server will allow us to start up additional virtual machines should a hardware failiure knock one of the others offline, giving us greater fault tolerance.
- Server 1 (Built in 2008) - MySQL
- Server 2 (VM) - Development Server
- Server 3 (Built in 2005) - Apache (Web Server 1), IRC
- Server 4 (Built in 2005) - Apache (Web Server 2)
- Server 5 (Built in 2005) - Apache (Web Server 3)
- Server 6 (VM) - MySQL
Fair usage of the Neowin logo
The Neowin logo was created by Jason Kelley and was based off an earlier version that Larry Cook made in 2001. While the Neowin logo is currently not a legal trademark, we do allow external websites to use it in reference to Neowin.net. The logo has seen many incremental "polish" updates, but remains the same branding.
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