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A combination of having to resolve blockers (sometimes one package being installed will prevent another from upgrading, especially after things have been re-structured) and unbreak my system after updates has made be a touch bitter toward it
Wow, thats very surprising news to me. I thought that gentoo's whole "thing" was that you could install whatever you wanted and that it would be "easy" to upgrade with their portage system
post #92 of 98
I'd second the recommendation for Arch, it's a good choice for people moving away from gentoo.
post #93 of 98
I used to have ARCH to, great DISTRO

As for sound
I used to use mplayer, seem to be pretty good for me
post #94 of 98
I am downloading the ArchLinux install CD now -- going to load it up in VirtualBox to get a feel for what it's like to work with it

Thanks for the suggestions!
post #95 of 98
So many happy Archers
It's good to hear that my favorite distribution is getting the recognition it fully deserves!
post #96 of 98
yea maybe I'll have to check out Arch. I've actually got an ISO of Musix that I've been meaning to give a whirl.
post #97 of 98

I wanted to revive this thread because in setting up my desktop system, I find my Windows 7 desktop provides better sound, especially in the bass (and with more "life" overall at all parts of the spectrum) than my Mac Mini. I was surprised at this as the Mac Mini is often recommended. I have  a Puget Custom Computer core i7 full size box ("Serenity" model) from 3 or 4 years ago with solid state drive.

My Mac mini is a core i5 from 2 years ago with regular spinning drives.

I am using the usb 2.0 output on both.

post #98 of 98
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post
 

I wanted to revive this thread because in setting up my desktop system, I find my Windows 7 desktop provides better sound, especially in the bass (and with more "life" overall at all parts of the spectrum) than my Mac Mini. I was surprised at this as the Mac Mini is often recommended. I have  a Puget Custom Computer core i7 full size box ("Serenity" model) from 3 or 4 years ago with solid state drive.

My Mac mini is a core i5 from 2 years ago with regular spinning drives.

I am using the usb 2.0 output on both.

 

Any sound difference would be from the motherboards (if you aren't using a dedicated soundcard), more than the OS itself. If there is any OS difference, it can be removed by using WASAPI or ASIO. I don't know if Macs tend to use a certain motherboard brand or not.

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