Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Remember how Mark Shuttleworth justified moving the window titlebar widgets to the left by claiming the space freed up on the right side could now be used for something else? On his blog, Shuttleworth unveiled what, exactly, Ubuntu's plans are: window indicators, or 'windicators'. In a nutshell, it comes down to having a tray area in every window.
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by d.marcu on Tue 4th May 2010 13:21 UTC
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"Thanks to PulseAudio, Linux now has an audio stack with per-application volume controls." That was available in OSS4 way before i've seen something similar in vista, so at least 3-4 years ago.

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RE: what?
by phoenix on Tue 4th May 2010 15:28 in reply to "what?"
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Sssssh, Linux devs don't want to hear about how far behind they are. After all, all new Linux tech (ALSA/Pulse) is the best, and has features that never been used by anyone else, anywhere in the world.

ALSA is the best. PulseAudio makes it even better. GNOME rocks. Ubuntu will rule the world!!

[yes, that was all sarcasm.]

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RE[2]: what?
by sorpigal on Tue 4th May 2010 20:53 in reply to "RE: what?"
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I am no fan of PA, but the original statement didn't say "Linux is now superior to other systems because PA implements a brand new feature no one else has" what he said was that, using PA, Linux now has per-app volume controls. While you could technically have had this for a while now if you compiled OSS4 in to your kernel I don't know of any distributions that did and it has never been in mainline. Thus, it *is* fair to say that this is new *for Linux* and *for most.*

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