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.
If you're interested in the current status of the Nouveau open-source 3D NVIDIA driver project, the team has out a new newsletter/Nouveau Companion. Covered in the 14th edition of the Nouveau Companion are updates on the progress made with the driver on a PowerPC G5 Macintosh, Mandriva including renouveau, Fedora 7 including Nouveau (not by default), and a possible inclusion by Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. More details as to the current status of the 3D driver is also available for reading. The Nouveau Companion 14th edition is available in the FreeDesktop Wiki.