Daniel_K, Creative's Windows Vista saviour, speaks out about Creative
Category: Sound Cards
Posted: April 6, 2008 05:31AM
Creative claimed that many of their sound cards were Windows Vista compatible, however the drivers never really worked. The tech guys of Creative apparently still ignored the problem, probably to promote users to switch to more expensive cards, so eventually a skilled user took it upon to himself to help out users around the world with Windows Vista compatible drivers. His name is Daniel_K, a Brazilian, who has emailed the Wired Magazine
his whole story. Creative posted publicly on the forums that they wanted Daniel_K to stop posting about his modded drivers in the official Creative forums, as he was "stealing their goods" and threatened legal action against him. The discussion in the Creative forums
itself is over 240 pages (!!!) long, which is not counting posts on computer tech forums all around the world about this matter (see the OCC discussion
). After a couple of days, the post on the Creative forum was changed, this time saying that they would work together
with Daniel_K to help make the Creative User Experience in Windows Vista a better one, although it originally did not mention that option. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am very interested in how this will continue to unravel, as the legal base from Creative says that using modded drivers (which I have done myself a couple of times) is stealing their products.