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.
If you're still using the Linux 2.6.16 kernel branch, the Linux 188.8.131.52 release is now available on kernel mirrors. The Linux 184.108.40.206 kernel has a security fix for a remotely triggerable NULL dereference. Among the other fixes include an IEEE-1394 forgotten dereference, array indexing fix in ntfs_init_locked_inode(), and fixing a netpoll deadlock in 8139too. The Linux 220.127.116.11 release announcement can be read on the LKML. Earlier this week the Linux 2.6.23-rc1 kernel was also released.