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 fifth development release for GNOME 2.17/2.18 is now out! GNOME 2.17.5 marks the start of the API/ABI freeze in the path to GNOME 2.18.0, which will be released in early March. The GNOME 2.17.5 desktop changes can be read here, while here is the mailing-list announcement. GARNOME has also been updated to assist in your compilation process of GNOME 2.17.5.