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  • oliver
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    I wonder though, they claim to support full EAX (and openAL) how many other soundcards can claim that with open drivers? I don't think any soundcard is hardware accelerated at the moment under linux, and this would be a first. Though, yes, it does suck extremly hard that it'll be a closed driver. ATi/AMD's is my only closed one on my desktop, on my laptop add the Atheros HAL driver to that mix, now we get a Soundcard driver. Soon all drivers will be closed :/

    Ironically, AMD want's it to go the other way, or so it seems. With them releasing all those specs, it would surly make you hope ...

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  • rolz
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    A beta closed source driver after two years. Djee thanks.

    That's a bit like getting the steering wheel shipped for your new Porsche after two years. And it comes with this ugly steering lock. You know you'll be able to drive, but the first bend over 20? will make you crash into somebodies living room.
    :-D

    Well I'm not really one to criticize here, who am I to talk about how companies treat their "IP" and customers when I'm not one of them.

    But needless to say I don't like the sound of that. One more device range to avoid when buying a new machine

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  • Thetargos
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    Why can't they do the "right thing™" like what they did with Live! and Emu10K1/2 series? Why can't they release the specs? (unless they have relied heavily on third party and stuff this time around)

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  • phoronix
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    Creative X-Fi Linux Driver Coming Soon

    Phoronix: Creative X-Fi Linux Driver Coming Soon

    The X-Fi family of sound cards from Creative Labs has been around for over two years but through this time there has been no Linux support officially from Creative or from the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). Among the Creative X-Fi solutions are the X-Fi XtremeGamer, X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro, X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion Series, and the X-Fi Elite Pro. However, Creative Labs is on the heals of finally releasing a new audio Linux driver that supports the X-Fi family. The driver that will be released any day now is considered beta software, but worst of all is that this sound driver will be closed-source.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=11126
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