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.
GNOME 2.20 has been released. This release comes after months of hard work by the GNOME project but introduces improved language support, desktop search integration, new mail and calendar features through Evolution, efficient power management, and simplified system preferences are among the many changes. The GNOME Documentation Team has done a great job detailing all of the changes as well as screenshots in the GNOME 2.20 Release Notes.