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.
As luck would have it, not only was KDE 4.1.1 released yesterday but also getting released to the wild was the GNOME 2.24.0 Beta 2. This release contains additional bug fixes and other minor work while stabilizing the GNOME 2.24 code-base. The release announcement can be read on the GNOME mailing list. For what this new desktop environment has to offer, we previously shared some of the interesting GNOME 2.24 features.