What is the difference between PulseAudio and ALSA? It seems to me that PulseAudio is meant to be used as a type of file sharing server where many people can access a music file and be able to play it simultaneously, is that a true statement? If so, would it be better to use ALSA on a laptop that is meant for personal use?
The question came about because I am having problems getting sound to work on my laptop with F10 installed. After doing some research, I am wondering if PulseAudio is what I should install since my laptop is just meant for personal use.