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.
Mark Shuttleworth's proposal for a six week delay has passed. It is now official by the Ubuntu community that the next installment of Ubuntu -- Dapper Drake v6.04 -- will now be delayed until June 01, 2006. The original April 20 launch was canceled for this six week delay in order to have extra time to fulfill a few additions. Ubuntu Dapper Drake is slated to be their first Enterprise-grade release for desktop and server usage. The six week delay will make time for an additional three weeks of bug-fix-only quality assurance, improve localization for Asian (and other) languages, user interface polishing, Xfce inclusion to the main repository, insurance LSB certification, wider testing of Ubuntu server kernels and server features, improved LiveCD testing. More information on Mark Shuttleworth's remarks can be found here.