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.
The first public beta for the Adobe Flash Player 9 has been released for Linux. This current Linux build is version 188.8.131.52 and lacks support for the full-screen mode in the web player as well as complete SSL support (though it's promised to be fixed by the final released). Adobe Flash Player 9 for all major platforms can be downloaded here. Be sure to share your experiences with this new Flash 9 player at the Phoronix Forums.