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Creative Vista Driver Modder Speaks Out 318

hol writes sends a followup on Creative Labs shutting down the modder who made their drivers work with Vista. Wired is running daniel_k's response to the contretemps."
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Creative Vista Driver Modder Speaks Out

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  • fp? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @04:39PM (#22934390)
    what is everybody busy reading the article or something?
  • by bennomatic ( 691188 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @04:41PM (#22934420) Homepage

    I never know whether to bother with /. on April 1. The fact that TFA is on Wired is no help. April fools is no longer funny.

  • by Finallyjoined!!! ( 1158431 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @04:46PM (#22934450)
    The guy tried to fix the drivers for Creative products, that worked in XP, but didn't work in Fista.

    Creative censored & censured him.

    Shame on Creative.

    Shame on Daniel for making Fista work :-)
  • Re:Idiots. (Score:5, Funny)

    by Freeside1 ( 1140901 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @04:48PM (#22934480)
    mailing it to a charity (for the deaf?) would be a better solution IMHO
  • SB Live (Score:2, Funny)

    by arazor ( 55656 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @05:26PM (#22934932)
    Were any of these drivers for the older SB Live pci card?
    And if so where would one find them?
  • by amplt1337 ( 707922 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @05:45PM (#22935176) Journal
    Modders modify things. Often cases, but sometimes drivers.

    "Hacker" is often taken to mean someone who circumvents computer protections for nefarious purposes, but around here you're more likely to see it used in the original sense of "somebody who's a competent-to-excellent programmer with a knack and desire to solve problems."

    In this case he's a modder because he was just making modifications to a driver set that he can't really claim to understand, while a hacker would've reverse-engineered the drivers and rewritten them in lisp, then included a module in them that runs the linux kernel on your sound card. Or something.
  • by Knight of Shadows ( 1163917 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @05:45PM (#22935178)
    Dear Phil O'Shaunessy, We, the public, have heard your comments and belief that 'whether or not it cripples its Vista drivers is a "business decision that only we have the right to make." ' and we would just like to say we fully agree with and support your belief: any company has the complete and total right to be an absolute asshat and fuck over it's customers. The public, on the other hand, has the complete right to do anything and everything to put your sorry ass out of business, and to tar and feather your sorry ass and run it out of town on a rail. Now that you and your company has shown its colors, it is up to us, the public, to cut off your balls and run with them. Therefore, we have decided to not buy your lousy products, ever. We will do everything in our power to spread the word to our customers, friends, family, strangers on the street, on what a sad, pathetic bunch of fucktards you really are, and anything else imaginable to steal your sales and lessen your profit margin. Oh, and Phil, be careful when you are crossing the street, because none of us will bother braking for your evil, moneygrubbing, worthless ass, and will claim a temporary overwhelming need to do the world a solid after running it over. We don't need you, Phil, or your bullshit products. What you need, dickless, is our money, and we're putting an end to your shit now. Fuck you, and have a great day. There you have it, folks. This should be copied by each and every computer owner in the country, put into practice, and copies mailed to our friend Phil at Creative Labs. All it takes is ONE SHOW OF STRENGTH BY THE BUYING PUBLIC. LET'S SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE OF 'FUCK YOU FOR TRYING, YOU PIECE OF SHIT' TO THESE BASTARDS! Or you can sit on your asses and get what you deserve. Your choice.
  • by Kattspya ( 994189 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @06:18PM (#22935554)
    The real lesson is that tuna and mackarel should never be mixed.
  • by Pedrito ( 94783 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @07:11PM (#22936092)
    I have a patent on sound waves and I'm pretty sure Creative is infringing on that. I was just going to let it go, but after this. Forget it. Time to call the lawyers..
  • Re:Obvious. (Score:5, Funny)

    by mrsteveman1 ( 1010381 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @07:32PM (#22936292)
    April fools day is confusing me.... are you pretending the Creative drivers for XP don't suck?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @07:32PM (#22936294)
    (As if it was necessary to sink Creative...) (Como se fosse necessário para afundar a Creative...)
  • Re:Obvious. (Score:5, Funny)

    by enoz ( 1181117 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @07:46PM (#22936414)
    You're confusing me... are you saying that Creative hardware doesn't suck?
  • woah dude! Go read the new post if you haven't! :O

    Translation: "aaaarrrrrghhhh help us jeebus no geez ack please remaining loyal customers don't gooooooo we're having that VP troutslapped in the basement as penance we lub you we like you! (we need you to fixourcra^H^H^H^H^H^H (we lub working with 'independent third parties,' really we doooooo....!)"

    I think calling it "defensive" is an understatement of British proportions. "Desperately, sweatily, forehead-slappingly afraid" might be closer...
  • by slapout ( 93640 ) on Tuesday April 01, 2008 @08:58PM (#22936886)
    Even if you don't include the subject, creating Windows is still hard. Have you seen the code required to just create a window using the Win32 API in C?
  • by aug24 ( 38229 ) on Wednesday April 02, 2008 @06:41AM (#22938938) Homepage

    reddburn (1109121)

    You were younger?!



  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 02, 2008 @11:14AM (#22940594)
    Breaking news: scientists find that poster age is, in fact, not inversely proportional to their slashdot id. More when Justin gets his head out of his ass.

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