Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th May 2008 10:58 UTC, submitted by i386DX
Linux Abandoned Zone reviewed several lightweight Linux distributions, and concluded: "First of all it has to be clear that there's a difference between 'lightweight' and 'lightweight'. Especially Damn Small Linux is very lightweight, but also it's not really usable on 'more recent' systems. It think DSL is perfect for 486 or Pentium 1-based systems but nothing more. At the other side there are Zenwalk and Xubuntu which are pretty heavy lightweight distributions. I think the use of Xfce has something to do with that. All the others are floating between those two extremes."
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RE[4]: Draco GNU/linux
by stabbyjones on Mon 26th May 2008 22:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Draco GNU/linux"
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

i agree and while i won't use alsa by itself by adding pulseaudio it's perfect.

install, configure to use pulse instead of alsa and you'll be able to run totem, rhythmbox, vlc and penny arcade adventures all at the same time.

it does get confusing though... Linux audio has come a long way and it works well.

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RE[5]: Draco GNU/linux
by asdx24 on Mon 26th May 2008 23:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Draco GNU/linux"
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2007-05-17

You don't need PulseAudio to do software mixing.

ALSA can do it just fine with DMIX.

Edited 2008-05-26 23:34 UTC

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RE[6]: Draco GNU/linux
by stabbyjones on Tue 27th May 2008 03:08 in reply to "RE[5]: Draco GNU/linux"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

i'm aware using the dmix plugin in alsa but i've found pulseaudio is a lot better to use in a lot more than just software mixing for linux sound.

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