Can I use FreeBSD as a desktop system?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Wed Jul 19 09:29:24 UTC 2017

On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:41:22 +0200
Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> Professional real-time audio doesn't work at all.

	Is that due to lack of support for the APIs normally used or
because the underlying sound system is not good enough ?

	I certainly had no problems with sound system latency way back when
I was getting the brooktree video capture cards to work properly (there
were sync detection bugs) and talk to ffmpeg - that was nearly 20 years
ago, I'd like to think things have got better not worse :)

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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