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 interested in trying out the latest in OpenSolaris technologies, build 83 of Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) is now available. Some of the changes bound in SXCE Build 83 can be found here for X and the Nevada change-log. Solaris Express Community Build 83 can be downloaded from OpenSolaris.org. If you're interested in something on the OpenSolaris side a bit more stable than a two-week spin of "Nevada", you may be interested in Project Indiana Preview 2 or our Sun favorite being Solaris Express Developer Edition 1/08.