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Kernel Comparison: Linux (2.6.21) versus Windows (Vista)




Sound systems

Sound (systems) Linux Windows
audio system (native)ALSAASIO, OpenAL
audio system (emulated)OSSDirectSound, MME
handles multiple audio streamsYY
SMP, thread-safeYY
user space software mixingYY
driver features (in general15)OKGood


Sound performance

Sound (performance) Linux Windows
audio latency low15YY
audio video sync accurate15YY




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