Re: Roadblocks to Adoption: Where My Linux Suse Desktop Fails
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 20:44:40 -0600
tight one poked his little head through the XP firewall and said:
> THe major problem with Linux is that there are so many sound systems and
> none of them talk to each other.
> ALSA is a nightmare to configure.
No it isn't.
> The bottom line is that sound under Linux has A LOT OF POTENTIAL!!
> Tons of potential in fact with control surfaces, remote control and all
> kinds of things, but currently it is just too difficult to implement.
Like Windows, which offers a few sound APIs (waveOutWrite and the MCI API
are but two), Linux also has a range of audio APIs for the coder.
Like Windows, which provides a range of interfaces for handling audio, Linux
also offers a range.
Both platforms handle audio reasonably well.
The "problems" you bring up are simply fallout from Windows market share;
they are not technical issues, however much you want to paint them that way,
Tux: "If you bought a computer with Windows, sorry, you paid too much!"
Ballmer: "We need to get paid!"
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