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 just been three days days since the unveiling of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn, but work is now underway in preparing for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. The gutsy-changes mailing list has opened up to begin going over the changes for this next Ubuntu installment. The first three changes on the list are for accepting the following packages: glibc 2.5-2ubuntu1, binutils 2.17.20070420cvs-0ubuntu1, and tzdata 2007e-3ubuntu1. You can check out the mailing list here. Continuing in Ubuntu's ritualistic six-month release cycle, Gutsy Gibbon will be available for download in October of this year.