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Ars Technica
Ars Technica main page as of 3/3/07
Ars Technica main page as of 3/3/07
URL http://arstechnica.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Technology news & information
Owner Ars Technica, LLC
Created by Ken "Caesar" Fisher
Launched 1998
Revenue See below

Ars Technica is a technology-related website catering to PC enthusiasts. The Ars Technica web site is owned by Ars Technica, LLC, and is based in Malden, Massachusetts.[1] Started in 1998 by Ken "Caesar" Fisher, the site covers technology news and provides editorial and analysis. The name "Ars Technica" is a Latin phrase for "The Art of Technology." Image File history File links Information_icon. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 373 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1680 × 2701 pixel, file size: 728 KB, MIME type: image/png) A screenshot of the recently redesigned Ars Technica homepage. ... Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: in popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) — many popular and technical texts will use the term URL when referring to URI; strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Apple Macintoshes like the iMac Core Duo are personal computers. ... Malden Auditorium in 1909   Settled: 1640 â€“ Incorporated: 1649 Zip Code(s): 02148 â€“ Area Code(s): 339 / 781 Official website: http://www. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...

The main content is a blog-style presentation of news stories and commentary, interspersed with advertising. Featured articles are less frequent but go into more depth. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

It styles itself as "Serving the Technologist for over 8x10-2 centuries."


Ars Front Page

The Ars Technica Front Page has two main sections: From The News Desk and Features. The News Desk typically consists of short articles featuring analysis of technology and science-related news, with occasional forays into sci-tech related political commentary. The News Desk came under scrutiny in March of 2006, when IPDemocracy.com blogger Cynthia Brumfield accused Ars Technica of using material from her site without attribution. Ars writers Eric Bangeman and Nate Anderson apologized for the error.[2]

The Features section is sub-divided into two subsections:

  • From the journals contains a selection of recent posts from Journals.Ars.
  • Below the journals posts are a selection of recent featured articles such as in-depth features on science and technology issues, regular columns (such as those relating to Linux and OS X), hardware and software reviews, and the Ars System Guide - a regular feature that advises readers on which components to pick when building their own PCs, whatever their budget.

Links at the top of the front page provide access to deeper areas of the site, including regularly updated pages relating to subjects such as Technology and Culture, CPU Theory & Praxis, Hardware, etc. The content of articles often overlap the various categories, with non-column articles tending to be more technical in nature. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ...


Journals.Ars is a section of the site where Ars staff writers post shorter, less formal articles discussing sci-tech news and rumors, often with more light-hearted commentary. The journals are categorized into four distinct topics: Infinite Loop (Apple Computer centric), One Microsoft Way (Microsoft centric), Nobel Intent (science centric), and Opposable Thumbs (video game and technology gadget centric). Apple Inc. ... Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ...

Readers are able to add their own comments to Journals.Ars articles.

Ars OpenForum

Ars Technica also maintains the OpenForum, an Internet forum dedicated primarily to discussion of technology-related topics. The forum is divided into many sub-forums covering a range of subjects, from specific operating system and networking discussion areas to more general forums dealing with business, socio-political issues and recreational pursuits. In common with the main site, the OpenForum contains many references to Ancient Rome, both in the titles of the sub-forums and the ranks assigned to each user. A typical Internet forum discussion, with common elements such as emoticons, avatars, and quotes. ... Area under Roman control  Roman Republic  Roman Empire  Western Empire  Eastern Empire Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a city-state founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Forum Members hold a number of "Arsmeets" every year so that members and readers alike can get together and meet one another in person.

With over ten million posts, the OpenForum is one of the busiest online forums on the Internet. In March, 2007, Big-Boards.com placed it 66th out of nearly 2,000 listed online forums.[3]


Ars Technica's operating revenue derives from the following sources:

  • Affiliate sales commissions (including "Sale" notices posted under the news section")[4]
  • Advertising on Ars Technica (through Netshelter, approx. $10-$12 CPM)[5]
  • User subscription fees
  • Sale of Ars Technica branded merchandise

CPM stands for Cost Per Mille or cost ‰. In Latin mille means thousand, therefore, CPM means cost per thousand. ...


December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining in the year. ...

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Ars Technica Subscriptions: Page 1 (573 words)
Ars Technica turned to voluntary subscriptions in 2001 for three reasons: we want to keep Ars Technica on the 'net, keep advertising content low, and we want to be able to provide the best service possible.
Ars Technica and the Ars OpenForum is one of the largest tech communities online, and from your e-mails, we've learned that many of you are eager to help support the community.
Ars Technica is quite unique in that we endeavor to buy the materials we review whenever possible, and we never take handouts from manufacturers who expect a pat-on-the-back in return (and many of them do).
MacSlash | Ars Technica Adds Mac Feature Articles (453 words)
Ars is typically very platform neutral and has deep technology articles.
This is a great example of how OS X and the resurgent Macintosh hardware have combined to entice hard-core techies out of their longstanding instinctive dislike of the Mac.
Ars is starting to follow the trend set by Slashdot.
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