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.
As was mentioned earlier this week that the fifth maintenance release for the K Desktop Environment was about to surface, today KDE 3.5.5 has been formally released. New in KDE 3.5.5 are notable improvements to Kopete. Some of these KDE messenger improvements are support for Adium themes, performance improvements, and better support for Yahoo and Jabber protocols. Also changed in KDE 3.5.5 is sudo in kdesu, numerous speed improvements, and KHTML (Konqueror's HTML) rendering improvements. CUPS 1.2 is also supported from KDEPrint as well as many language improvements in this release. More on KDE 3.5.5 can be found in the release announcement.