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.
LM_Sensors 3.0 was originally released last year with the 3.0.1 release then coming out in late January, but succeeding that release is now LM_Sensors 3.0.2. This new Linux sensors release brings support to libsensors for virtual hardware monitoring devices (including the generic thermal zones to be introduced with the Linux 2.6.26 kernel), support for power and energy sensors, and sensors-detect has been made safer through eliminating reads of 1-register-only devices and preferring byte reads over word reads. This latest LM_Sensors 3.0.2 release can be downloaded from their project website.