Actually, many flavors of Linux already include drivers to run a Creative Labs sound card. Some of the higher functions may not be available by default, but you can bet someone has either finalized or at least started development full-compatibility drivers.Originally Posted by ecolner
As it is, just because Creative doesn't officially support Linux OSes doesn't mean Linux doesn't support THEM! Why do you think every other sound card manufacturer is required to have a Soundblaster compatability mode? It's the most popular and widely recognize PC audio device out there today. Almost every Creative card, from the Value 16 to the Audigy 2 ZS Platinum, uses a base driver set that is universal to all of them. Linux fully supports this, so you should have no problem using one. However, certain specialized features, such as the "Live Drive" 5.25" bay front panel unit found with the Audigy Platinums, may not be fully supported yet. Otherwise, have at it!