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PRNewswire: Sound Blaster Live! Driver Now Available for Open Source Linux Development

Creative…announced that a driver for its award-winning
Sound Blaster Live!(TM) family of sound cards is now available to
the Linux development community for open-source development under
Gnu General Public License (GPU).
The availability of this new
driver provides members of the Linux community with the opportunity
to create optimized support for Creative’s highly acclaimed Sound
Blaster Live! family of sound cards in Linux applications.”

“The release of this open source driver marks a “first” for
Creative, and is expected to generate a wealth of supporting
applications for the Sound Blaster Live! family of cards running on
all major Linux kernel versions. With a huge installed base of
Sound Blaster Live! users today, this is an exciting opportunity
for Creative and the Linux community to deliver powerful 3D audio
capabilities to a new operating system.”

“The Sound Blaster Live! audio cards are a key component of
Creative’s Environmental Audio(TM) program,” said George Thorn,
director, Audio Marketing for Creative. “This is an exciting move
for the company as it has provided driver support for the Linux
operating system for some time, but not in open source form. We
look forward to seeing the Linux community continue to do what it
does best — collaborative engineering — the upshot of which will
be an array of applications running on the Linux platform that
feature integral support for Creative’s Sound Blaster Live!”


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