Open Sound System for BSD UnixOSS provides device drivers for popular soundcards under FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and BSD/OS (referred below as *BSD). OSS comes with a user-friendly configuration tool that makes adding and configuring sound cards into *BSD a snap. OSS complies with the Open Sound System API which was known as
The advantages that OSS has over the free VoxWare 3.0 drivers are:
Installing the VoxWare3.0 drivers into the *BSD kernel is tedius and these drivers only support a few cards (now obsolete). If you think saving a few hours of work is worth the small price of OSS, then OSS is for you!