"For those who don't follow the Cooker list, it's recently been
announced that Mandriva will switch to using PulseAudio as its
default sound server for all desktops in the next release. Several
other distros have announced plans to do this, and Fedora has been
doing it since Fedora 8, but it's rather more complex for Mandriva
as we support both KDE and GNOME desktops. However, testing
indicates that we can manage a good KDE implementation, so we're
going to go with it..."