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Dec 02, 1999, 15:44 (2 Talkback[s])
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"With the exception of many of the newest game ports to Linux by companies like Loki Entertainment Software, Linux games have traditionally relied more on charm than bowl-you-over-backwards state-of-the-art sound and graphics. And given that many Linux users do not own the fastest, most powerful desktop computers in the first place, the fact that a number of Linux games do not particularly respond to the fastest and most powerful game applications is almost irrelevant."

"At least, it was until Aureal and its A3D technology came to play."

"In a message posted to GA Source's web site, Aureal's Developer Relations Manager, Skip McIlvaine, announced that his company was releasing Linux drivers "for all of our chips", and will also release source code. McIlvaine did not provide a specific timetable, except to say "this will be happening very soon (much sooner than you think)."

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