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If you were hoping to use a Creative X-Fi series sound card under Linux in the near future, think again...

Creative has now updated their open-source page saying that their closed-source X-Fi Linux driver will not even be in a public beta until the end of third quarter or fourth quarter this year. With the beta not even being available until the end of the year, we would be very surprised if Creative Labs will even deliver a stable X-Fi driver this year at all. What's the reason for this delay? It's due to Microsoft's Vista: "It has taken more resources than expect[ed] to redesign our software and drivers for Vista." Keep in mind that the driver they will be delivering to Linux X-Fi owners isn't even open-source.

It was bad enough when it took ATI about six months to deliver a Radeon X1000 "R500" Linux driver, but it will be over two years since Creative first introduced the X-Fi series and we still have no Linux support -- thanks to Microsoft Vista.
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Looks like vista isn't content with just screwing all of you M$laves over
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How annoying. :/

I sware, someday soon, the "marketshare" for linux will be enough that companies will need to higher more developers just for programming linux drivers.
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I dislike none-MS O/S because they promote dreaded "your O/S isn't correct to run this app" problems.
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Jeez... Creative has always had terrible driver support, but this puts them near the bottom in my book.....
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Two years and still no drivers...what's below creative in your book?
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Two years and still no drivers...what's below creative in your book?
You make a good point
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I dislike none-MS O/S because they promote dreaded "your O/S isn't correct to run this app" problems.
It goes both ways. There are so many nice Linux programs that are not or will never be ported to Windows. Audour and Rosegarden are good examples. That's why it's good to have two computers with Windows and Linux and/or dual boot.

But for those who are using X-Fi cards, well, I don't even want to think about what sound might be like under Linux.
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Creative blaming their horrible drivers on Vista is crap. Two years is plenty of time to make a stable driver, but hell they dont even have a beta.
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due to the fact that creative suck donkey dong i have an x-fi sat here doin sweet FA and im using my audigy 2 zs on arch instead

creative FTL big time
    
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