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 One Laptop Per Child project has announced new details about its advanced security platform found within these $100 laptops. This security platform is called Bitfrost, which has the principles of an open design, no lock-down, no reading required, and unobtrusive security. OLPC's Bitfrost also has goals of no user passwords, no un-encrypted authentication, out-of-the-box security, Limited institutional PKI, and no permanent data loss.