LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: Good VibrationsJul 07, 2000, 13:26 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
[ Thanks to Kevin Reichard for this link. ]
"Sound. A five-letter English word that describes the vibration of gas molecules caused by an energy release. That's all there is to it, really. And yet sound is one of the most compelling sensations we humans seek out. We crave sound, desire it at every moment of our waking lives."
"The sounds of nature fulfill a primitive part of our being. The sound of music answers a deep longing in our very souls. Sound is like one big security blanket--take it away and we get pretty insecure, pretty quickly."
"...In the meantime, if you are a new Linux user, you may need some help getting sound to work on your computer. I know I did. I have "plain" old SoundBlaster cards in my Linux PCs and to date, no distribution has picked them up right from the get go. They have always needed a little nudging--and sometimes a big shove."