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.
For those that are not fans of OpenOffice or AbiWord, KOffice is one of the popular alternatives for KDE users. Some of the implementations in the newly unleashed KOffice 1.5 is native support for OpenDocument File Format, Krita and Kexi improvements, and a fast paced development. The press release is available for KOffice 1.5. The contents of KOffice 1.5 include KWord, KSpread, KPresenter, Kivio, Kexi, Krita, Karbon14, and KPlato.