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.
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Alpha 6 (or also known as Gran Paradiso 1.9 Alpha 6) has been released with a number of updates since the fifth alpha release. Some of the changes include the SQLite engine being upgraded to version 3.3.17, improved cookie performance, support for site-specific preferences, a new Quit dialog box, added a permanent "restart Firefox" button to the add-ons manager, fixes to the download manager, Places fixes, and Gecko 1.9 bug fixes. Ernst Persson had also passed along that while it's not officially mentioned in the Firefox 3.0 Alpha 6 release notes from Mozilla, this version does in fact support GTK theme HTML form controls on Linux.