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And as a bonus I have sound that doesn't break down every time someone sneeze.
That's funny. I (tried) use to use FreeBSD, for maybe 1.5yrs for most things. (But was also running Linux and Mac). BSD got dropped because it couldn't handle running multitrack recordings nearly as well as Linux, on the exact same hardware using the exact same software (Jackd).
I can't even remember the last time i had sound problems with linux ~ ie: it was years ago. You say sound breaks on linux every time someone sneezes, well how do explain me not having any issues then? it's too bad that i just updated Archlinux / rebooted my machine a couple of days ago, because previous to doing that *my uptime had been almost 2/3 weeks* ... now it's only; 10:20:04 up 2 days, 4:41, 3 users, load average: 0.84, 0.61, 0.65
I run jackdbus (alsa backend) as my default soundserver and am running kernel; 3.2.18-rt29-1-rt #1 SMP PREEMPT RT
My typical daily usage is having 16-24 multitrack sessions that are almost always running (even if i am not using it at the moment), a slew of synthesizers + linuxsampler (with large sample libraries). I also will typically have a browser running ~ with Flash/other videos routed through Jackdbus (I often practice/learn piano/songs online). I almost always have Exhaile music player open and music playing - Unless i am not working on a recording or watching videos online. Amongst other things, like every once and a while Playing some classic NES games, Voip, etc.
Freebsd couldn't even handle some lower latencies, and generally ran like crap in comparison, when you put the pressure on... Generally, it was pretty depressing when it came to doing anything with sound, aside from listening to music or watching videos :\ I don't think that the situation has changed all that much, because the last time i used it / tested it out was Freebsd 8.
I do like BSD, but it was more comparable feature-wise to linux years ago. Now generally, Linux is seems to be significantly better IMO. Although, i do think BSD is great for serving, running a firewall (like pfSense) and that kind of thing. But for desktop usage, general computing or more specialized uses such as proaudio - linux is pretty good these days