Karl Larsen k5di at
Fri Mar 28 13:57:43 UTC 2008

    When there is a change in things it is natural to expect a change to 
the better. Alas a change can and does go both ways. In my personal 
experience with Linux most change is better.  But there were some that 
were  terrible.

     I was using Fedora Core 4 and with updates and help I got 
everything I wanted working, or found a way around a problem. I stayed 
with this version through Fedora Core 5 and 6 and then I think Fedora 7 
and 8. Late into Fedora 8 I tried it and had my first experience with 
Pulse Audio. The whole fedora list was full of guys complaining about no 
audio. Finally a smart guy tried deleting PA files. He deleted just one 
and his audio started working. He reported his success and many people 
did what I did. I deleted the one file and was happy again because my 
audio worked again.

    Today I am thinking about upgrading to version 8 and have decided to 
heck with 8. I will stay with version 7.1 for at least another year, 
perhaps 3 years. It works just fine. I have a lot of special codex files 
I apt-get and they make my system work well showing rented movies. I do 
not want to go through finding all these again.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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