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.
Yet another accomplishment for the Canonical team is being awarded as one of the top 100 products of 2007 by PCWorld magazine for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Out of the 100 best products (with Google Apps Premier Edition, Intel Core 2 Duo, and the Nintendo Wii taking the top three spots), Ubuntu 7.04 managed to take the 16th spot ahead of such products as the Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite, Nikon D40X, Mozilla Firefox 2, and the nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX. The Canonical press release for this achievement can be at Ubuntu's website.