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.
While Mozilla Firefox 2.0 "Bon Echo" has only been in existence now for a few months, the second Alpha release for Mozilla Firefox 3.0 "Gran Paradiso" is now available. Among the changes in Firefox 3 Alpha 2 is some core layout code being rewritten, ACID2 test compliance, support for Web Apps 1.0 API, XML load document changes, improvements in the Cairo graphics layer, and much more. Mozilla Firefox 3.0 "Gran Paradiso" is based upon the Mozilla Gecko 1.9 branch and is due out later this year. More information on Gran Paradiso Alpha 2 is available here.