Thursday, October 19, 2006

Speed updates...

Some happenings from the Linux world over the past few days:

  • Banshee 0.11.1 was released. Check out what's new in on the release page.
  • The Ubuntu 6.10/Edgy Eft RC (Release Candidate) came out today. (Essentially Beta+1). More release notes on how things are shaping up.
  • A beta of Flash 9 for Linux was finally released. Even more release notes if you're interested. Long story short: A/V sync is fixed.
  • Ubuntu 7.04 = Feisty Fawn. From Mark Shuttleworth himself:
    The main themes for feature development in this release will be improvements to hardware support in the laptop, desktop and high-end server market, and aggressive adoption of emerging desktop technologies. Ubuntu's Feisty release will put the spotlight on multimedia enablement and desktop effects. We expect this to be a very gratifying release for both users and developers. Detailed planning will take place at the developer summit next month in Mountain View, California. Please join us there to help shape the Feisty Fawn!

  • EasyUbuntu, Automatix, and now.... AfterBirth. *sigh* I wish the Ubuntu team would just give me a button to push that installed w32codecs. I might add that w32codecs is no more illegal than any of those Windows codec packs like the Nimo one, which can be pretty handy, and nobody seems to be getting in any hot water for (yet).

4 comments:

Aleksandersen said...

I don't see why everyone is so excited over the Flash update... It's not like there is anything else than ads and crappy motion picture promotional Websites that uses Flash...

GameGod said...

I don't consider YouTube and Google Video to be crappy motion picture "promotional" websites... they're just sites for crappy (but funny) videos. :P

I personally enjoy being able to use http://www.beatport.com now, as I had to use Firefox under WINE to be able to browse it before. (It requires Flash 9.)

Hopefully Adobe keeps the Flash 9 guy on the job so that when the next major revision of Flash comes out, Linux users won't have to wait.

Colin said...

Personally, I have enjoyed Flash 9 so far. If not for myself, for people new to linux. Its one of those things where if people can't play their crappy games on miniclip or watch YouTube in sync, they are not going to switch to Linux. I hope it is updated with even some consistency.

BTW, I haven't checked out Banshee yet. Is it work upgrading?

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