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.
The Gentoo release engineering team has today launched Gentoo 2006.1. Featured in Gentoo 2006.1 is GCC 4.1, a network-less install mode, SPARC improvements, improved system startup scripts, and more. The Gentoo 2006.1 press release can be read here.