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.
The KDE project has announced the immediate availability of KDE version 3.5.3. While by nature this would be a maintenance release, a few new features and enhancements were implemented in this latest release. The reason for these new implementations is the longer release cycle for KDE 4.0. Some of the significant enhancements include improving the KDE start-up time, 800 minor issues fixed, and small new features were implemented in a few different programs. More on the KDE 3.5.3 release is available in the release announcement.