Ideas for a good linux soundcard.
I've used linux on and off for quite some time now, but recently I decided to make it my primary operating system. However, for me to be comfortable with using an operating system, i must have a soundcard which will play multiple sounds simultaneoussly. I have a motherboard with AC97 onboard sound, a creative sound blaster live!, and a generic creative soundcard (unsure of the kind...on both actually, i've had them for several years). Not one of these soundcards will play more than one sound at a time on a *nix system.
I was wondering if anyone would know of a cheap soundcard to buy, which will play sounds on linux as they are played on windows. I've gotten used to listening to music while speaking to multiple people on gaim, and even having alert sounds go off here and there. I have little experiance with sound in linux, so please don't hesitate to tell me if this is not possible. However, I doubt a program should queue up the sounds it wants to play. This is very annoying while talking to people on aim/yim/msn etc.