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.
We've long had Fedora Extras, but yesterday Extras Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) officially opened for yum-ing. This is an Extras RPM package repository for enterprise distributions based upon Fedora, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS. EPEL is community maintained by Fedora Project members and currently there are around 1,000 packages. The official EPEL announcement is available from the fedora-announce-list.