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.
While the Linux 2.6.20-rc6 kernel was supposed to be the last test release until 2.6.20, Linus Torvalds has pushed out a seventh release candidate. This was done due to ensuring no new bugs cropped up while addressing regressions in the Linux kernel. The release announcement can be found at LKML.