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.
Continuing in the LONG development cycle for SuSE/OpenSuSE v10.1, the ninth Beta release finally made its way onto the mirrors this morning. It seems as though some of the most annoying bugs have finally been killed, but there remains a small list of known bugs that they define as the most annoying for Beta 9. Unless the development team decides to extend the development cycle to 10+ Betas, the first OpenSuSE 10.1 Release Candidate should be expected on April 12, and an intended final release on April 25. The official Beta 9 announcement for OpenSuSE v10.1 Agama Lizard is on their mailing list.