"Soundcards have gained much more attention recently than
they have had in the past. With 3D sound and hardware mixing
becoming much more important to the overall gaming experience,
soundcards with wiz-bang features are abundant. But how do these
cards stack up under Linux?"
"Recently, soundcards have become as jam packed with features as
video cards. Soundcard manufacturers were interested in migrating
to the shorter and more lucrative product cycle of video cards, and
thus began to add must have features and interesting hardware
"Overall, there really doesn't seem to be much reason to pay for
an expensive card when running Linux. For example, there is no
reason to pay for the Live! Platinum, as you are paying for
features and software that will not work in Linux."
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