pulse audio: an experiment in social engineering

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The title about sums up the sentiments on the topic in my department.
What’s the use case for pulse audio?

Apparently, pulse audio is:
* configurationless consumer audio
* something that sits between you and your sound
* a replacement for ESD
* necessary for normal printer(!) operation
* cross-platform and works on windows
* really really complex
* the shit when you want less usability
* the bomb when you want less security
* not really competing with jack
* really good at marketing itself
* on by default in most current distros.

The cure:
apt-get remove –purge pulseaudio\*
yum remove pulseaudio

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2 Responses to “pulse audio: an experiment in social engineering”

  1. Wow, I couldn’t agree more. :)

  2. Kelly says:

    PA is great. Fixed my sound problems, and gives lots more control over audio than I had before.

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