Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Python 2.5 has been released with some major changes. Some of the highlights in Python version 2.5 include a number of optimizations, new language features, new/upgraded modules and packages, and new/upgraded built-ins. More information on the release can be found at the project page.