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.
Rich Internet Applications are here and they are here to stay, and while Adobe's AIR (previously known as Apollo) has been available for Linux, now available through Adobe Labs is the Adobe Flex Builder for Linux. The Adobe Flex Builder Linux Alpha is designed to help developers build Flex applications on Linux. This is an early release intended for testing and feedback purposes. This Linux edition is based upon Flex Builder 3 (codenamed Moxie) and among its features are code coloring, code hints, and AJAX Bridge. The Flex Builder IDE is built upon Eclipse and can be downloaded from Adobe.