Howdy to my Ubuntu using friends. I just got done loading up Ubuntu 12.04 after getting frustrated that my 10.04 wouldn't recognize the onboard spdif on my sabertooth 990fx. I have to say I am giddy with the results. Sound management and SQ is phenominal. The new OS recognized the onboard digital output of the MB and already had it selected for (S/PDIF)"Digital Stereo (IEC958)". Sound from my system has never sound so good. I came to the realization that my sound card only had 16/44.1 output. It had never occured to me that he onboard sound on my MB could handle 24/192.So, I ditched the old sound card. While I currently have no recordings at 24/192, I do have several at 24/96. I was getting frustrated because my 24 bit stuff sounded just like the 16 bit stuff. Now that I have full 24 bit running out the SQ is mind blowing.
I see now how trying to get higher and higher quality SQ can be addicting.
Thank you Ubuntu