PC Computer Technology News Updates:
Dateline: Wed 08-22-01
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Excerpt: Creative... Audigy - from 'Audio Energy'? - ..."the most advanced digital audio entertainment centre". In addition to hardware and software control, Audigy appears also to refer to the sound chip underlying it all, also known as the EMU10K2.
Press Release: Creative Shatters PC Sound Barrier With Sound
Blaster® Audigy - (August 20th, 2001)
Our Take: 24 bit / 96KHz Sounds ProSumer. Hope the specs live up to the specs! ;) Expect Audigy.com to go live soon since Creative Labs owns the domain name!
Creative Audigy Sound Cards -
...SeaSound was launched on December 7, 1998 by Tom Oberheim, legendary inventor of electronic musical instruments and audio products, and a core team of seasoned professionals...
None of the info below is functional! The Support FAQ, updated 6/12/01, does function!
2955 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94901, USA
Ryan Kallus -
firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com / 415.485.5124
Phone: (415) 485 - 5119 & Fax: (415) 485 - 39001
Excerpt from FAQ:
1.) When will Windows ME, 2000 WDM, XP, NT or GigaSampler drivers be released?
The Solo/Soloist /Expander are currently supporting Win 95, 98 and 98SE. Windows ME, 2000, XP, XP, NT and GigaSampler driver development has been suspended, so no firm date of completion can be given yet. Some users report success with using current driver with ME, but it is not officially supported.
2.) Why can't I get a response to my email or tech support call?
Since SeaSound is now out of business, callback support is now discontinued. Firmware upgrades are available however by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Comments: Drivers ARE available for D/L.
SeaSound.com: Since SeaSound is no longer in business these will be the final versions of the driver releases.
DOS Research Collaboration - CNET News.com - (August 20, 2001)
Technology News & Trends To Watch:
Windows XP Dates To Watch (As of 8-21-01):
This Friday, 08-24-2001 - XP Gold Code: Microsoft previously told computer manufacturers expect final code Aug. 22, then pushed back delivery for final tweaking.
Note: Microsoft XBox scheduled to ship: Nov. 8 - Competition From Within?
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