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Just a few minute ago, June 22, 2016, Arun Raghavan proudly announced the debut of the PulseAudio 9.0 sound server for GNU/Linux operating systems, a major release that introduces several improvements and new features.
Prominent features of PulseAudio 9.0 include support for sample rates up to 384 kHz, the implementation of a memfd-backed shared memory transport, significant improvements to the automatic routing functionality, as well as the adoption of the C11 C standard instead of C99.
Furthermore, it looks like PulseAudio 9.0 comes with LFE (Low-frequency Effects) remixing disabled by default, which was enabled as part of the PulseAudio 7.0 release, the module-role-ducking and module-role-cork modules received various enhancements, and webrtc-audio-processing 0.2 or later is now required.
Version 9.0 of the once-controversial PulseAudio sound server is now available for your open-source audio needs.
First off, PulseAudio 9.0 brings the memfd transport support for Linux systems. This lets PulseAudio use Memfd on newer Linxu kernel versions rather than POSIX SHM shared memory.
Today, June 22, 2016, Softpedia has been informed by the Linux AIO developers about the immediate availability for download of the Linux AIO Debian Live 7.11.0 ISO images.
Linux AIO is a non-profit project whose main goal is to create Live, bootable ISO images that contain all the essential Live editions of various popular GNU/Linux distributions. For example, you'll find Live ISOs with all the official Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Fedora, Zorin OS, or PCLinuxOS Live flavors.
Mozilla has announced that it is updating its brand identity "so that people may know and understand us better". True to its open source spirit, it's inviting its community to take part in that process, saying that "everyone's invited".
The nonprofit behind Firefox is looking to get a fresh new look to make its brand more distinctive and is reaching out to its community for input.
The worldwide web may be aware that Firefox is the second most popular browser on the Internet, but the number of people who've heard about Mozilla, the not-for-profit company behind this success, is miniscule.
After around six years, it looks like we might see the final judgment in Sony’s infamous PlayStation 3 and Linux operating system incident.
Sony is finally closing in on a settlement for the infamous court case involving PlayStation 3 and the Linux operating system.
That’s according to Ars Technica, revealing that after six years of litigation the platform holder reached a deal with lawyers on Friday.
Citing security concerns, the option to ‘install another OS’ was officially pulled from the last-gen hardware all the way back in 2010 and, as a result, early adopters who purchased their PlayStation 3 anytime between November 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010 could be entitled to some repayment.
A developer in Latvia has come up with a clever but simple control interface for your Linux devices which can be embedded Raspberry Pi designs.
Dubbed pyLCI, the software framework runs on the Raspberry Pi as long as it is connected to a suitable display and will control and configure a Linux system in headless mode.
Samsung Electronics showcased their digital signage and visual display solutions portfolio at the InfoComm 2016 trade show, which was held last month at the Las Vegas Convention Center. InfoComm is the largest annual global conference for the professional AV industry and is expected to welcome more than 40,000 attendees from nearly 110 countries.
A unique feature of these signages is that they are powered by the Tizen Operating System (OS). By utilising the OS the signs are able to be used for advertising, content delivery, and information display management in corporate, hospitality, public, retail and at-home environments.
Not free to play for 24 hours, actually free. If you install it you get to keep it. LIMBO is actually a pretty great platformer you all need to try.
A few people messaged me about it and I agree it's worth a quick shout out. Not much to say another than hooray a free game, go check it out.
VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action has been released for Linux and thanks to the guys at GOG I have been sent a copy to play with. Here's some thoughts.
If you buy it from GOG, be aware that you will need to install specific libs to get it running, as GOG games do not bundle the libs you need with it.
Operator Overload, a fantastic looking puzzle game with a ton of levels needs help on Steam Greenlight
I personally think Operator Overload looks fantastic and the developer email me to let me know it's fully Linux supported and needs help on Greenlight.
Megapolis is an older title, but positively rated and it's now on Steam with Linux support. It's a small city building simulator, something more casual than say Cities Skylines.
Never tried it myself, but I've heard of it, any of you tried it?
I sincerely hope none of you pre-ordered Street Fighter V on the promise of the Linux version, as it has shown yet again how silly it is. Street Fighter V is now officially late.
I have to say it has been a long time since I played any form of PAC-MAN, now maybe I will. PAC-MAN 256 was released on Steam with day-1 Linux support.
The colourful and colour changing platformer On Rusty Trails is now available DRM free on GOG. We already covered the Steam release with flesk, but here's a look at the GOG version.
Google’s leading security engineer Tavis Ormandy recently won a bug bounty challenge run by security solutions firm Bromium and decided to donate the money to charity. Following his gesture, Bromium matched Ormandy’s donation and donated $15,000 to Amnesty International organization.
For many years people with visual impairments and the legally blind have paid a steep price to access the Web on Windows-based computers. The market-leading software for screen readers costs well over $1,000. The high price is a considerable obstacle to keeping the Web open and accessible to all. The NVDA Project has developed an open source screen reader that is free to download and to use, and which works well with Firefox. NVDA aligns with one of the Mozilla Manifesto’s principles: “The Internet is a global public resource that must remain open and accessible.”
The TOR Project is working closely with security researchers to implement a new technique to secure the TOR Browser against the FBI’s de-anonymization exploits. Called “Selfrando”, this technique will fight the FBI’s “Code Reuse” exploits and create a “hardened” version of TOR.
We run out of time to have a play around and do any kind of serious testing of the Boxes application. But we have been reading about it and understand it is a virtual machine package, designed to run sandboxed virtual machines. Yes, similar to Oracle VM VirtualBox. We intend to look more into the Boxes feature a little later down the track. So we will bring you more information on it soon.
Three Indian women made it to the list of finalists after taking part in the 2016 ‘Women in Open Source' competition, organised by Red hat.
The finalists in the academic category include three women from India who are full-time students pursuing computer science and engineering degrees.
Now in its second year, the ‘Women in Open Source Award’ was created to honor women who make important contributions to open source projects and communities, or make innovative use of open source methodologies.
So, there you have it. Please keep in mind that these recommendations are based only on my own experience, on the specific Samsung N150 Plus target system, and on the variety of Linux distributions I currently have installed on my own N150 Plus. I did not consider a few others which I currently use on other systems (Sparky, Korora, KaOS and a few others), and I did not consider anything that I do not personally install and use.
My work colleagues know me well as a Free/Libre software zealot, constantly pointing out to them how people should behave, how FLOSS software trumps commercial software and how this is the only way forward. This for the last 20 odd years. It's a strain to argue this repeatedly: at various times, I have been asked to set out more clearly why I use FLOSS, what the advantages are, why and how to contribute to FLOSS software.
Since we announced Nextcloud, an ownCloud fork, many people have asked me how we plan to build a sustainable, healthy open source business. My short answer is that it requires a strong focus on maintaining a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders: users, contributors, employees, customers, and—of course—investors. Building a solid open source business requires that management has confidence in the abilities of your company, stakeholders must be on board with the business model, and everyone must understand that balance is important for the ecosystem. Like a rising tide lifts all boats, a strong ecosystem benefits all stakeholders.
GNOME 3.21.3, the third snapshot of the GNOME 3.21 cycle, is now
available. You want it!
To compile GNOME 3.21.3, you can use the jhbuild  modulesets 
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).