Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Last month we had presented information in regards to XGL + Compiz as well as AIGLX or rather Accelerated Indirect GL X. With XGL being largely developed by Novell, and Accelerated Indirect GL X being conceived in the Fedora Rendering Project, there were initial speculations of competition between the two Linux desktop interface improvements. However, it seems as if AIGLX improvements will soon be found in XGL. Novell's David Reveman has agreed to implement a great deal of changes in the Fedora AIGLX project by Red Hat's Kristian Hodsberg. Certainly this non-partisan work is great for those who simply are looking forward to an improved Linux desktop environment.