Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Oct 2009 15:39 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We're a little late, but Real Life got in the way, so here we finally are. Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition has been released. This version focusses on improvements in cloud computing on the server using Eucalyptus, further improvements in boot speed, as well as development on Netbook Remix. The related KDE, Xfce, and other variants have been released as well. Update by ELQ: Just a quick note to say that one of my Creative Commons videos was selected to be part of Ubuntu's Free Culture Showcase package that comes by default with the new Ubuntu version!
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tada.wav
by tobyv on Fri 30th Oct 2009 05:09 UTC in reply to "The 90's looking desktop gets all the attention"
tobyv
Member since:
2008-08-25

I'd be content with sound.

Almost 20 years of linux and still cannot have more than 1 program using the soundcard. Windows 3 with multimedia extensions could do this in 1990.

Perhaps we need a Linux with multimedia extensions. ;)

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RE: tada.wav
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Oct 2009 05:24 in reply to "tada.wav"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'd be content with sound. Almost 20 years of linux and still cannot have more than 1 program using the soundcard.


No problems whatsoever with Kubuntu and KDE 4.3/Phonon. Multiple programs using the Phonon/Xine/Alsa sound stack simultaneously.

Windows 3 with multimedia extensions could do this in 1990. Perhaps we need a Linux with multimedia extensions. ;)


http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntustudio
http://ubuntustudio.org/

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=mythbuntu
http://www.mythbuntu.org/

Enjoy.

Edited 2009-10-30 05:30 UTC

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RE[2]: tada.wav
by tobyv on Fri 30th Oct 2009 05:55 in reply to "RE: tada.wav"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

No problems whatsoever with Kubuntu and KDE 4.3/Phonon. Multiple programs using the Phonon/Xine/Alsa sound stack simultaneously.


I appreciate your intention, but when looking for solutions in the past on boards and IRC, all I've ever heard is: "I'm running distro X. Try distro Y"

So all I have to do is replace my existing Linux operating system, with another Linux operating system? Fantastic.

Changing operating system is a big, time-consuming event. The OS may be a commodity, but it isn't a triviality!

I could get Windows 3.0 to play sound (including multiple files at once) by installing the multimedia extensions. In Linux in 2009, the best bet is a total reinstall.

Time to calm down and listen to music. but not before closing firefox to free the soundcard for xmms!

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RE: tada.wav
by Soulbender on Fri 30th Oct 2009 08:41 in reply to "tada.wav"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Windows 3 with multimedia extensions could do this in 1990.


No.
A) MME was released in 1991.
B) It didn't support sound card sharing until Windows 2000.

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RE[2]: tada.wav
by tobyv on Fri 30th Oct 2009 08:57 in reply to "RE: tada.wav"
tobyv Member since:
2008-08-25

B) It didn't support sound card sharing until Windows 2000.


No. This feature was present in Windows 95. My soundcard supported it under Windows 3.xx.

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Would comparing it to Windows 2000
by nt_jerkface on Sat 31st Oct 2009 06:02 in reply to "RE: tada.wav"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

really change the crux of the argument?

Shouldn't Linux have sound that is equal to Windows 2000 by now?

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RE: tada.wav
by adamk on Sat 31st Oct 2009 00:27 in reply to "tada.wav"
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

Alsa has enabled software mixing by default for a while now.

Adam

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