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.
The first developer preview ISOs of Project Indiana have yet to surface but will be doing so within the next couple of hours. However, the product name for "Project Indiana" has been announced by Ian Murdock on the Indiana mailing list. While Project Indiana is all about building a OpenSolaris-based binary distribution, from past comments they weren't intending to call the build "OpenSolaris" seeing as that's really just an open-source community around Solaris. However, Project Indiana will be branded as OpenSolaris and in fact the first release today will be called the "OpenSolaris Developer Preview". Ian Murdock's reasoning for using the OpenSolaris name can be found in the mailing list message.