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.
Planned for release in June of 2008 is the release of OpenSuSE 11.0, while arriving today is OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1. The first development release for OpenSuSE 11.0 was Alpha 0, which was released last December, and there are six more development/testing releases planned prior to its final release. New in OpenSuSE 11.0 Alpha 1 is the inclusion of KDE 4.0 with Qt4 updates, Perl 5.10, NetworkManager 0.7, CUPS 1.3.5, and the integration of PulseAudio. The release announcement can be found at the OpenSuSE website.