Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Mar 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by aaronb
Legal It's time for bed over here, but before I turn in with a nice cup of tea and a Gilmore Girls episode, we've got some good news for you: SCO has been dealt yet another major blow in its baseless lawsuit against Novell. A jury has ruled that Novell owns the UNIX copyrights - not SCO.
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RE[5]: SCO
by darknexus on Fri 2nd Apr 2010 05:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: SCO"
darknexus
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While I agree that Pulseaudio is a good thing, it's not fully ready yet. It still has some bugs with certain audio cards, try using it with a Creative SB Audigy2 or other emu10k1-based card (some of the only cards left that actually still have full hardware mixing capabilities) and see what happens. It lags, cuts out, and in general is just not working right with these cards. Otoh though, it actually makes a lot of onboard chips, particularly buggy hda-intel based chips, actually work right without some of the annoying Dmix artifacts when doing a lot of resampling. There are also latency issues in Pulseaudio that make it unsuitable for audio editing and other realtime audio. You don't notice it with regular day-to-day use but try playing a synthesizer or using Audacity with it. For those kinds of things, you still need to set up JACK for best results. At least Pulseaudio can run on top of and use JACK, so you don't have to sacrifice one to get the other. It kind of reminds me of how the Windows situation used to be, you had the typical audio stack but if you wanted low-latency you installed and configured ASIO if your card supported it. At least in Linux the "if" part about being able to actually get low latency working with your card isn't an issue, but it's still some effort to set up.

Oops, got big time off topic didn't we?

Edited 2010-04-02 05:22 UTC

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