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.
Rhythmbox, the popular GNOME music management application, has come out this morning with version 0.9.4. Rhythmbox v0.9.4 incorporates a great deal of changes with both new features and fixes from the previous release. The new major features include support for C or Python written plug-ins, making GStreamer crashing during importing not taking Rhythmbox down, several user-interface improvements, and a few significant performance improvements. The change-log and source downloads are available from the Rhythmbox website.