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.
For those of you that may be after developing Microsoft C# and other .NET languages on Linux through the power of Novell's Mono, the first beta release of MonoDevelop 1.0 is now available for download. MonoDevelop is a GNOME IDE for these Redmond languages as well as C/C++ development support through g++ or GCC. MonoDevelop 1.0 Beta 1 also features a new database add-in, text editing improvements, ASP.NET features, change-log add-in, and plenty of other changes. More on MonoDevelop can be found on their project website and from their Beta 1 release notes.