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.
Red Hat's CEO, Matthew Szulik, has reported that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) will finally ship on February 28, 2007. One of Red Hat's major changes with this fifth RHEL revision is Xen support. Some other highlights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is the stock kernel being the Linux 2.6.18 kernel, new security improvements, and much more. More details on Red Hat's next Linux release can be found at CNET News.