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 third Herd (Alpha) release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn is now available for download. Among the changes are GNOME 2.17.90, GTK+ 2.10.9, Xfce 4.4 for Xubuntu, Ubuntu's graphical installer has a new advanced partitioning tool, painless codec installation, KVM and VMware's VMI layer, and a lot of other changes. Download links and more information is available in the Wiki.