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.
In the two weeks since the release of WINE 0.9.42 are a number of fixes and improved Direct3D to make for an interesting 0.9.43 release. Direct3D support is now built on top of WGL instead of GLX resulting in better portability, many DirectSound fixes, additional gdiplus functions, more crypt32 improvements, and the usual assortment of bug fixes. Additional information on the WINE 0.9.43 changes is available from WINE HQ.