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.
After the numerous delays and all other problems that plagued the SuSE development team in the 10.1 branch, the latest release of OpenSuSE v10.1 has finally been made available. This release comes on the passing of Douglas Adams, for which this release is dedicated. Only CD ISOs are available at this time, the DVDs will not be available until next week -- May 18 -- for unspecified reasons. Some of the specialties with OpenSuSE/SuSE 10.1 include XGL for 3D desktop acceleration, NetworkManager support, AppArmor 2.0, and full Xen 3 integration with YaST. More is at OpenSuSE.