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Sound cards vary substantially in their features and in Linux support. Technology has N

o improved substantially from the earliest 8-bit boards to today's PCI wavetable products. Linux n

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drivers often lag slightly behind the very latest releases, but fortunately, the very latest products seldom offer such vast improvements as to make going with a somewhat older product a hardship. If you must have the latest board, check into the commercial OSS drivers, which frequently include drivers for more recent products than the standard kernel or ALSA drivers. Whatever product and drivers you purchase, the stable of Linux audio applications is wide enough for most users, even including sophisticated digital audio and MIDI editing programs. For day-to-day use, the set of mixers and audio file players that come with most Linux distributions is quite adequate.

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