Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jul 2011 17:36 UTC, submitted by vivainio
Linux Linux.FR has an interview with Lennart Poettering of PulseAudio and systemd fame (among others). Regarding PulseAudio: "I can understand why people were upset, but quite frankly we didn't really have another option than to push it into the distributions when we did. While PulseAudio certainly wasn't bug-free when the distributions picked it up the majority of issues were actually not in PulseAudio itself but simply in the audio drivers. PulseAudio's timer-based scheduling requires correct timing information supplied by the audio driver, and back then the drivers weren't really providing that. And that not because the drivers were really broken, but more because the hardware was, and the drivers just lacked the right set of work-arounds, quirks and fixes to compensate for it."
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RE[3]: Much ado about nothing
by lucas_maximus on Sat 9th Jul 2011 09:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Much ado about nothing"
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However one of the most popular doesn't, ubuntu were many people with Audio troubles that were "beta" testers, effectively while being sold something that according to the website is

Ubuntu is a fast, secure and easy-to-use operating system used by millions of people around the world.

One could say people should be using LTS ... however ... There is not even a mention of it on their homepage and is only accessible as a dropdown on the download page.

Edited 2011-07-09 09:51 UTC

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