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.
It appears WINE v0.9.9 has been released. WINE serves as a popular open-source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and UNIX. This latest WINE release includes vast improvements with Richedit, improved web browser support, recursive directory change notifications, WINE installation now fully relocatable, Direct3D 8 and 9 now use the same code, debugger improvements, systray is now handled by the process explorer, and as always there are a lot of bug fixes. More information on WINE is available at their home-page.