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.
The latest release of WINE is now out, which features a number of new improvements. The crypto DLLs have been improved meaning that the iTunes music player should now work on Linux under WINE, there are a number of Direct 3D improvements, a number of sound fixes, many new WordPad features, and a lot of bug fixing. The change-log can be viewed at WINE HQ.