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.
As we had shared late last month, the Quake 4 v1.1 point patch release was recalled almost immediately after its release. The Quake 4 v1.1 patch was known to potentially kill some LCD monitors when in wide-screen mode. Rather than pushing out this new release back at version 1.1, this fixed release is now entitled 1.2. The changes for Quake 4 v1.2 are identical to what was found in the original v1.1 point release. No dual-core/Hyper Threading support has yet to make its way into the Linux build. More information on this release and downloads are at id Software.