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.
This week Novell announced a "collaborative relationship" with Microsoft. This announcement is already causing a great deal of controversy, and some have even called for a Novell / SuSE boycott. More information can be read at Novell's website. There is also an active discussion on the topic at the Phoronix Forums.