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.
On June 6, 2006, Linux Game Publishing and Hyperion had announced that Gorky 17 had finally went gold. Gorky 17 is RPG/strategy and is designed to be a horror conspiracy oriented around a group of NATO soldiers in a Polish city of Lubin. With a 300MHz x86 or PPC processor, and 4MB of video memory being sufficient, the system requirements for this now Linux-native game certainly aren't demanding. More on this title can be found at Linux Game Publishing. A demo version is available of this game.