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.
In time for the weekend, WINE 0.9.55 has been released. WINE, which allows you to run unmodified Windows executables on Linux, with this new release has several Direct3D improvements including the ability to emulate the driver version. In addition, support for OLE objects in Richedit has started as well as several fixes to the animation control, fixes for regression test failures, and a lot of bug fixes. The announcement and downloads are available from WINE HQ.