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.
After the 1.3 Beta release earlier this year for Skype on Linux, the official release has finally come out. Skype v188.8.131.52 fixes several bugs present from the previous 184.108.40.206 Beta. The Linux change-log can be found here, meanwhile the downloads are available here.