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.
First there was Ubuntu, and now the *buntu craze has flourished into an array of derivatives. From Xubuntu to Ubuntu Christian Edition, each version aims to offer something that the other doesn't (at least without downloading any of the packages manually). The latest Ubuntu project to crop up is Ubuntu Studio. The hopes of Ubuntu Studio is to create a derivative for multimedia creation with audio, video, and graphics. The Ubuntu Studio home-page is available here, and a Wiki has also been setup. No downloads are available at this time, but the hope is that it will be ready in time for the release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn this April. Also, if you have any questions for Mark Shuttleworth, be sure to shoot on over to the Phoronix Forums.