Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Apr 2009 16:36 UTC, submitted by Accident
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Using CoLinux, the Xming X server, and PulseAudio for Windows, the boys and girls behind the Portable Ubuntu for Windows project have turned the entire Ubuntu distribution into a executable that you can run within Windows. You can see some screenshots, and download it from their web page.
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RE[4]: PulseAudio?
by leavengood on Sat 4th Apr 2009 19:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: PulseAudio?"
leavengood
Member since:
2006-12-13

People think that they are stuck with it. But fortunately, it's not like some things that so intertwine themselves into your system that they are not surgically operable:

# yum remove pulseaudio

or

$ sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio

work like a charm.

End your suffering now! Free yourself from the malignant pulseaudio and enjoy life again!


You sir just may have made my day. I will definitely try this. I had always thought it might be an option, but figured there was some giant dependency to all the audio apps.

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RE[5]: PulseAudio?
by sbergman27 on Sat 4th Apr 2009 19:06 in reply to "RE[4]: PulseAudio?"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Actually, darknexus' response from a minute or two ago might be a better alternative. I did not know about that solution.

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RE[6]: PulseAudio?
by darknexus on Sat 4th Apr 2009 19:59 in reply to "RE[5]: PulseAudio?"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Don't feel bad. I only know about it because it was originally added in as a fix for some accessibility-related packages that were recompiled and don't work with Pulseaudio out of the box on Ubuntu anymore. Ridiculous, you'd think they could at least keep consistency, at least before it worked either completely with Pulse or without it. Anyway, I had to look at the /usr/bin/pulse-session script to even find out about that file, because I wanted to find out how it had been disabled so I could re-enable it. Naturally, this wasn't documented.
Personally, methinks they should add this in as a checkbox in the sound preferences to enable or disable Pulseaudio according to the user's preference--easy enough to do, now that they've added this quick way to disable and enable it. Other Ubuntu packages do not depend on it running, after all, except for the Pulseaudio panel applets which are easy enough to flip with non-Pulse ones if you wish--hell the setting could even do that too.

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