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.
Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) version 5/07 has been released for its quarterly update. New in SXDE 5/07 is the latest versions of NetBeans, Java, and Sun Studio 12. The Network Auto-Magic developers had a hand in this release with the improved wireless Chipset support. SXDE 5/07 is also utilizing StarOffice 8, X.Org 7.2, and GNOME Desklets. More information is available from Sun Microsystems.