Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Ubuntu Feisty Fawn will not ship with the proprietary display drivers for NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards. This decision was made by the Ubuntu Technical Board, but the status quo of offering the drivers through Ubuntu repositories will remain. Official PowerPC support for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has also been dropped. More information is available here.