Quote Originally Posted by bkor View Post
Alsa does not provide the same as PulseAudio, nor does Jack. None of what you listed is a replacement for systemd.

I've attended the FOSDEM eudev talk and it was one of the worst presentations I've ever attended. No answers to questions, just things like "eat a chocolate". Some vague statements, no technical answers.

Seems the trend continues!
The only thing that PA does that is kinda nice is its per application volume control. Thats it. But its soooo huge that it simply isnt worth it to get that slight advantage. It's performance is so bad that even the slightest cpu load makes it skip and crackle. Simply put, it's some of the worst software ever written for little to no gain with lots and lots to lose.

Alsa running by itself on the other hand will easily fit the needs of almost everyone.