One of Vista7's main features over XP is timer-based audio
scheduling, per application volume control, and better device
"Pulseaudio on Linux has technically provided this for some
time, but I believe that Mandriva is the first to actually get it
right. Those who have tried to use all the features
"I've mentioned in other Linux systems know that it tended to be
temperamental at best, but with the new timer-based approach and
the per-device and per-application controls in the mixer applet,
I'm happy to report that Mandriva is on par or ahead of the curve
set by Mac OS X and Vista7.
"Users of laptops should perhaps even notice some extra battery
life (We’re probably talking a few minutes at best, but it is
a nice side effect of timer scheduling)."