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.
Ubuntu Linux has reached yet another release today. Rather than being one of the "Flight" development builds, today marks the first Beta release for Ubuntu v6.06 Dapper Drake. A great deal of Ubuntu Dapper Drake information is available from here. This Dapper Drake Beta release does bring a new Ubuntu term to the table: LTS. The LTS flag on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS means Long Term Support. Rather than the previous six month support and release cycles, Dapper Drake will be the first release to incorporate a sixteen month support period. The final Ubuntu v6.06 release should occur on June 1, 2006.