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.
Over the past two weeks have been some interesting developments for the Nouveau driver. The initial steps are being taken to work on X-Video support for the Nouveau driver with additional work starting later in the month. Darktama also has figured out some 3D features like shaders addresses and virtual memory management for the NVIDIA driver figured out. Stephane Marchesin also will be working on Nouveau support for other architectures soon. Nouveau Companion 21 can be read on the FreeDesktop Wiki.