Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 22:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV It's been a very long wait, but the release is finally here: Adobe has released Flash Player 10.1. Since Flash has come under increasing scrutiny, there's a lot at stake here for Adobe. This release is supposed to use far less resources while still being faster, more stable, and more secure. Update: No 64bit Flash player for now - on any platform. The Linux beta has been axed.
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Interesting. Everybody knows that Alsa sucks. Some people claim pulseaudio would suck even more.

ALSA is pretty basic and handles some things rather poorly. PulseAudio is just a rather shaky layer on top of another shaky layer so the result can't obviously be top-notch. I know ALSA devs disagree with me, but I still think that most of the functionality that PulseAudio does should be at ALSA level instead.

Anyhow, I haven't had much trouble with PulseAudio. Usually everything works fine. I just got a new server machine where PulseAudio for some reason refuses to acknowledge the presence of an audio card and thus refuses to play any sound. Had to disable PulseAudio to get working audio playback.

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