[linux-elitists] Okay... so now how do I get...
Mon Dec 18 11:36:48 PST 2006
On Mon, Dec 18, 2006 at 11:10:19AM -0800, Don Marti wrote:
> Creative Labs: used to be a branded part whose name
> appeared in the ad for the PC. Now, audio is on
> the motherboard.
Speaking of which, http://opensource.creative.com/
has some truly awesome news.
"Creative plans to make proprietary (closed source) drivers available for the
X-Fi series of sound cards in the second quarter of 2007."
Sad. Thankfully for 99% of users, the onboard audio
these days is 'good enough', so the number of people who
rush out an buy an X-Fi is probably going to be small potatoes.
> 3. Nvidia/ATI fanboys keep squawking about Intel
> gfx being teh suxorz, and they don't have multihead
> and DVI out, so they're teh suxorz. And you should
> really put another damn fan in your computer because
> it's like, got a cheesy-looking neon-colored duct
> and shit on it.
For real fun, hook up a kill-a-watt or similar device
to a box with one of these monster cards. Then take it out
and use on-board graphics, and notice the enormous power drop.
My latest workstation just shipped to me with a 700W PSU,
and the main reason it's rated so high is aparently so that
high-end graphics cards work reliably.
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