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Mandriva 2009 Spring Kicks Vista7 back to /dev/null

May 18, 2009, 18:28 (0 Talkback[s])

"Audio stack:
One of Vista7's main features over XP is timer-based audio scheduling, per application volume control, and better device selection.

"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)."

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