christophocles wrote:If you really need a high-end sound card for your linux machine, why don't you hawk the Creative card on ebay and buy a superior product from a company that isn't so hostile to their customers?
who is this company that isn't so hostile to their customers?
I read a nice review on http://techreport.com/articles.x/14500
and put the $90 card on my list at newegg to tell me when it's in stock.
I have the Creative card for the 32bitXP that I run on the other drive---I'm not unhappy with it in the XP environment, although I will certainly join you in your criticism of Creative's support, although the performance of the hardware in Windows seems fine to me, the microphone, the speakers[5.1], my headphones, using the microphone to record guitar input and mixing it for effects....all this seems pretty good, however I'm not a champion of Creative. I have an X-Fi card and am hoping to get the most mileage out of it, that's all.
I use the onboard intel8x0 sound for Linux. Right now the 3.5 Loop2 has intermittent sound performance. I can run a game with sound, quit, do something else, go back to the game and the sound doesn't work. So, not perfect, but a work in progress.