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.
While Debian 4.0 "Etch" was released just a few days ago, planning has already begun for the next major Debian release. Lenny is the codename for the next Debian release that is due out a little over a year from now. Lenny will be based upon Etch and over 2000 packages have already been updated, but the interesting features for Lenny haven't yet been conceived. Next week Anthony Towns will be stepping down as the Debian Project Leader and will be released by Sam Hocevar. More information is available at LinuxWorld.