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.
Following in the 6-month release cycles, the next installment of Ubuntu will come out in April of next year. Ubuntu 7.04 has been codenamed "The Feisty Fawn". Mark Shuttleworth has already mentioned a few details about what users can expect in this next release: improvements to hardware support in laptops, desktop and high-end server market, and adoption of upcoming desktop technologies. Ubuntu Feisty Fawn will also focus upon multimedia enablement and desktop effects. Additional planning will begin next month at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. These comments on Ubuntu 7.04 can be found in the Ubuntu list. Meanwhile, Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft will officially be launched on October 26, 2006.