Quote: Originally Posted by Hillman
I have considered purchasing an external sound card but this complicates the process, hampers portability and, as you say, spending the additional money sucks and should not be necessary.
I'm about 6 weeks down the path of converting to Ubuntu and other than sound file editing every other application has been easy to port. I have even found some pleasant surprise improvements. The main problem is that I have been unable to get Cakewalk and Sibelius to run under Wine (Windows emulator) and neither of them run on Linux. The replacements available on Linux are not up to the standard of these two applications so I still occasionally switch to win 7 when editing music files.
For portability, I can fit the Audigy 2 in my jeans pocket. I could be wrong, but I don't think it's really Windows to blame, but manufacturers using cheap onboard sound chips, with drivers
that offer absolutely nothing other than listening to music.
Once you have the right soundcard with solid drivers, things work the way they should.