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.
Intel has offered up $1 million USD in order to drive PC designers and manufacturers to offer up more small, sexy, and stylish PCs. Of course, the PCs for this competition need to be backed by Intel's Core 2 Duo processor. This competition is being dubbed the "Intel Core Processor Challenge". For determining the winner of this challenge, Intel is basing their decisions on style, acoustics, functionality, and features. More on this effort can be found here.