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Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?

bobbomo Re:Ubuntu Studio (299 comments)

I have used Ubuntu Studio 12.04 and 12.10 for about a year. Given I only record and edit 2 channel audio, but I have had no issues with stability or latency. Running other apps and games have not had any issues with the low latency kernel either.

about 8 months ago

AMD Overhauls Open-Source Linux Driver

bobbomo Re:Side effect of console design wins? (126 comments)

The PS3 supposedly ran a modified FreeBSD as well. So between experience and licensing, it does make some sense.

about a year ago

Valve's 'Steam Box' Console Is Real, Says Gabe Newell

bobbomo Re:Microsoft's Biggest Mistake (298 comments)

Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii support USB keyboards. Not for gameplay, but for text input. I believe only PS3 has a few games that support keyboards in-game.

about 2 years ago

Valve's 'Steam Box' Console Is Real, Says Gabe Newell

bobbomo Re:What I'd like to see... (298 comments)

True of the SNES, but the N64 had some games that recommended and others required the expansion RAM pack.

about 2 years ago

ITC Judge Calls For US Xbox Import Ban

bobbomo Re:H.264 Codec (255 comments)

It is still unclear if h.264 is used on discs, and I already said they need to pay if that's the case. They do include system updates on Microsoft published game discs for the offline systems.

more than 2 years ago

ITC Judge Calls For US Xbox Import Ban

bobbomo H.264 Codec (255 comments)

My understanding is that the Xbox 360 uses Windows Media Audio 10 Professional for all system and game audio.

If the main issue is the H.264 video codec, why can't they just switch to Microsoft WMV/VC-1 or one of the many open source ones available? Sounds like a simple software system update to me if its just the video apps doing it. If H.264 is used on game discs then MS needs to payup.

more than 2 years ago

End of Windows XP Support Era Signals Beginning of Security Nightmare

bobbomo Re:Well... (646 comments)

I don't see the issue either. RHEL does not support a 14 year old product either.

more than 2 years ago

How To Share a Cake Over the Internet

bobbomo Re:Right.. (123 comments)

Cake, and grief counseling, will be available at the conclusion of the test.

more than 2 years ago

Why Linux Can't 'Sell' On the Desktop

bobbomo Re:All major OSes are pretty well usable (1091 comments)

"- No customizability. For example, I can't figure out how to have the clock on the taskbar also list today's date."

In XP Display Properties, change to Windows XP style. Resize taskbar to double height and Time, Day, and Date are shown.

more than 2 years ago

Google To Devs: Use Our Payment System Or Be Dropped

bobbomo Re:Some Clarifications (305 comments)

It's fair considering Apple and Microsoft take 30% of the app cost and Google takes zero.

more than 2 years ago

Ford Tests DIY Firmware Updates

bobbomo Re:Wi-Fi? (164 comments)

One would home this is just the entertainment dashboard and not the system firmware.

In the spirit of can it run linux, how long before they upgrade Sync to Windows 8?!

more than 2 years ago

Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

bobbomo Half-Life 2: Episode 3 (289 comments)

but how many years until HL2:E3?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft To Bring Cable TV To 360

bobbomo Sony Content on Xbox, not PS3 (133 comments)

One of the free providers is which is like HuluPlus except free and Sony-only movies and television content. Yes, that means we can finally watch Seinfeld since Netflix doesn't stream it! The slap to PS3 owners is that Sony doesn't have this on their own system, haha.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft To Bring Cable TV To 360

bobbomo Re:Hmmm (133 comments)

MSNBC has been on Xbox LIVE for over a year now. This is not a change.

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

bobbomo but does it run on Linux? (174 comments)

Yes. "64-bit support on Linux, Mac OS and Windows ensures a seamless experience with the latest 64-bit browsers." "H.264 hardware decoding is now available for AIR applications on Apple's iOS, while Flash now works with 64-bit on Windows, Mac and Linux and in the browser."

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?

bobbomo C# XNA Silverlight (661 comments)

They will support Xbox Live protocols and apps, so perhaps XNA and Silverlight would be part of the OS and not a plugin!

about 3 years ago

Sniffer Hijacks SSL Traffic From Unpatched IPhones

bobbomo iPhone 3G (94 comments)

still no support for a less than 3 year old device, thanks for nothing Apple.

I have been looking in to the whited00r project...

more than 3 years ago

Linux Kernel 3.0 Released

bobbomo Re:by analogy (181 comments)

and 3.11 will support TCP/IP networking!

more than 3 years ago



Public Announcements to XBL & PSN users

bobbomo bobbomo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bobbomo (877614) writes "New York will be testing its emergency broadcast services to game console users. This makes sense sense we spend more time on the console with games and Netflix than watching broadcast TV anymore. Hopefully this is an opt-in or opt-out service."
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