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.
The new GNOME 2.18 development cycle is now underway with the release of GNOME 2.17.1. While GNOME 2.16 shaped up to be a fantastic release, GNOME 2.18 will hopefully end up even better. GNOME 2.17.1 is the first development release in this road to GNOME 2.18.0, which is scheduled for release on March 14, 2007. Unfortunately, at the time of writing GARNOME 2.17.1 or GARNOME daily is not available -- though we anticipate that it will be released soon. The GNOME 2.17.1 release announcement can be read on the gnome-announce-list.