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.
For those in LGP's closed testing community, Michael Simms has just passed along word of Cold War Beta 5. The fifth Beta installment for Mindware Studios' Cold War fixes most of the known bugs, including the sound issues that were plaguing the game for the past Beta candidates. If we discover any new striking details in this Beta release, we will be sure to pass it along. No word yet if Cold War for Linux will make its June 15, 2006 release date. In all reality, it will likely be pushed back similar to what was done with X2 - The Threat.