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.
Davyd Madeley has posted an interesting preview of the upcoming GNOME v2.14. This upcoming version of the GNOME desktop environment is scheduled to be unleashed on March 15, 2006, although several testing candidates are already available in the v2.13 branch. In this article the speed performance is mentioned as well as all of the other improvements, and a lot pertaining to the user interface. Inducted into the GNOME Admin Suite is now the Lockdown Editor and Sabayon. Also is a new search system in Nautilus and Yelp. GNOME Meeting has also be renamed to Ekiga and shipping with GNOME v2.14 will be Ekiga v2.0. Metacity has also experienced several new additions in this latest release. There are also dozens of new items such as the Deskbar applet, Evolution improvements, gedit advancements, and a new notification framework. This GNOME article is a definite must reader for any GNOME enthusiast. On the side note, the server problems when viewing pyroCPU and Phoronix earlier today should now be resolved.