Well, Windows is back on the disk.

Giorgos pinkisntwell at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 09:59:46 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 16:11 +0800, Michael Richter wrote:


> Here's what you're competing against, for reference:
> - In Windows, since '98 (and possibly earlier -- I don't have any '95
> disks left anymore), sound cards either Just Work<tm> out of the box
> or they work after installing an easily-found, easily installed
> driver.
> - In Windows, since '98 (or earlier), in a system with multiple sound
> cards, telling the OS which one you want as the default device means
> all audio activity goes to that default device.
> - In Windows, you see the pattern, AC3-encoded (or DTS-encoded, etc.)
> audio played on a system that doesn't support AC3 (for whatever
> reason) gets converted intelligently through software into a format
> which is supported.
> - In Windows, if a format isn't supported it gives intelligent error
> messages like "no codec for this file format" instead of "device
> busy".  This means you can easily figure out you're dealing with a
> codec issue and can Google on "<name> codec" to find the software you
> need.
> - In Windows, when the desktop starts, if it can't play the startup
> noise (because of a hardware misconfiguration, say) it doesn't hang
> the system.

You keep mentioning windows again and again, I don't know why. It works
better with your setup, fine, we believe you, go back to windows until
it's fixed in Ubuntu. I don't see what the big deal is.

There are so many wrong things in windows that I can't even begin to
list. The fact that it supports your sound card setup tells me nothing.
Grow up already.

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