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 the first release in 2009, WINE 1.1.12 has been released with more 64-bit support. Using this latest unstable release of WINE should allow some simple 64-bit Windows applications to run on Linux and support 64-bit code generation in the IDL compiler. Outside of the 64-bit realm there is a new version of the Gecko engine integrated into WINE and support for sub-pixel font rendering. As usual, there is also a number of bug-fixes in WINE 1.1.12. The release announcement can be read at WINE HQ.