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.
While Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has been out now for almost two months, the Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 branch is still catching up. Coming out of the Mozilla camp today is Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1. Some of the new features in this development milestone is message tagging, improved default theme, session history navigation, folder views, improved extensions support, improved offline management, improved new mail notification alerts, folder summary pop-ups, cached search folders, improved filing tools, and an update to the Thunderbird extension system. Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0 Beta 1 can be grabbed for all major platforms. Thunderbird 2 final is anticipated for release in the first quarter of next year.