PulseAudio: An Achilles Heel that needs repair

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I don’t usually have a case to go off on a Linux or an open source project. But in the case of PulseAudio — I do. Let me set this stage.

One of my other, many jobs, is recording audio books. For this job I use Audacity — it’s a perfect solution for the task. I use Audacity on Ubuntu 12.10. Since purchasing a new computer (one with an Intel i5 chip), I’ve had nothing but issues with skipping sound (which caused ‘hiccups’ in the system and in my recordings). And I have gone through a long list of troubleshooting steps.

Turns out — the issue has been around for some time and is still a problem. Now, before I lay blame on a single project, I understand it’s a challenge.

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