Re: Souncard drivers should be free.
> "Free as in beer, but not free as
> in speech." Bah! Whatever. You
> don't have to pay for hardware drivers
> in Windows, so why should you have to
> pay for them in Linux? 3 hour trial.
> Wow. I might be able to listen to 2 CDs
> if I'm lucky. Even most Windows
> software comes with a 30 day trial.
What makes you think there is just 3 hour trial time? It was the situation 5 years ago. Currently the limit is 6 months if you use the binary version and there is no time limit if you compile OSS from the sources.
Also you have seriously misunderstood the "free" windows driver thing. The Windows drivers are not free. You will pay for them when you buy a sound card or motherboard. And you will pay for the Windows drivers even when you never use Windows yourself.