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.
It's that time again where Andreas Jaegar pushes out a new OpenSuSE release. This time around is the third alpha release for OpenSuSE 10.3. Among the new implementations in OpenSuSE 10.3 Alpha 3 include 64-bit Firefox with nspluginwrapper for 32-bit plugin support, GNOME 2.18 integration, Linux 2.6.21-rc5 kernel, a new GNOME-native OpenSuSE updater, and libata fixes for IDE PATA devices. The release announcement can be read on the opensuse-announce-list.