Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
While a month after the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, the first release of Ubuntu Studio is now available for downloading. This DVD-sized build contains a variety of audio, graphics, and video editing software for Linux and is yet another distribution in the growing Ubuntu family. At this time UbuntuStudio.org (the project's homepage) appears to be taking a beating from the traffic, but there are HTTP and Bit Torrent links available. For the Ubuntu 7.10 release, these Ubuntu Studio packages should be available from the main Ubuntu repositories.