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.
Today, on the eve of the official Fedora Core 6 launch, is the due date for all GNOME projects wanting to submit their Tarballs for the 2.17.1 launch. GNOME 2.17.1 is scheduled for release this Wednesday, October 18, 2006. As always, the odd numbered release cycles signify the development branch, which this time is the road leading up to GNOME 2.18.0. The tentative GNOME 2.17/2.18 schedule can be found at GNOME Live. Later this week we will be providing screenshots of the first GNOME 2.17 release.