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.
Beagle, the popular Novell-sponsored mono-based application, has reached version 0.2.3. Of course, Beagle is the popular search tool and offers its fair share of benefits. This release does fix a Mono bug that caused the Beagle daemon memory usage to spike heavily over time. Also in this release are a handful of other fixes and new search filters. More information can be obtained from this Wiki.