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.
A new Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG driver is now available for Linux users. This new driver (iwlwifi) is based upon the d80211 subsystem. The driver also requires no user-space regulatory daemon, which has been replaced by a new microcode image. However, the iwlwifi driver will likely not be merged into the mainline Linux kernel until the 2.6.22 kernel. More information on this new driver is available at Intel Linux Wireless as well as KernelTrap.