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    Creative open-sources X-Fi driver

    Short version: Creative's X-Fi driver for Linux was a year late, highly unstable, closed source, 64-bit only, and incompatible with most distros.

    Now it's under GPL2, meaning people who suck less than Creative can make the drivers work

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...xfi_gift&num=1

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    Re: Creative open-sources X-Fi driver

    So does it mean that guy who they were persecuting before can continue his work?

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    Re: Creative open-sources X-Fi driver

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    So does it mean that guy who they were persecuting before can continue his work?
    The Windows driver is still as closed (and useless) as ever - but there might be useful info to be found in the linux driver's source

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    Re: Creative open-sources X-Fi driver

    I guess it makes sense when they couldn't even get the Vista drivers right after over 2 years.

    With the source available, I fully expect to see an OSX driver as well soon, probably be more reliable then there windows driver as well
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    Re: Creative open-sources X-Fi driver

    Damn, I thought it was for Windows. Bah.
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