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.
Mike Melanson has posted on his Penguin.SWF blog about there currently being no x86_64 edition of the recently released Linux Flash 9 Beta player. The only options at this time are to use an i386 distribution or to use x86_64 software with the necessary i386 libraries. A discussion is currently going on about the Linux Flash Player 9 over at the Phoronix Forums.