Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Ubuntu Dapper Drake Flight 7 Alpha has been released. The release is slated to be relatively free of bugs, however, it is still not recommended for use on production machines. Largely only bug fixes have been applied to this release. Some of the notable changes include fixing crashes in the LiveCD installer, file-systems are now mounted in the correct order, and leading and trailing spaces in passwords now work properly. This new release is available for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu. More is at Ubuntu. The final release of Ubuntu Dapper Drake v6.06 is due on June 1.