|In reply to Comment 27 ([JC]):|
> It's still stupid. As soon as the driver SDK comes out
> (or as soon as someone figures it out by reverse engineering),
> someones just going to write UHCI and OHCI compliant drivers
> (probably by borrowing from linux/bsd's code). Then the people
> who bought Elbox's product are going to be pissed when they
> realise they've been conned.
You are far off the ground. So if I get a pirate driver, it's ok,
and when I buy legal products, I should feel conned. Be serious.
> Elbox would be far better off selling just the driver, perhaps
> with a licence key, and then letting people use off-the- shelf
> PCI hardware.
Better for whom? Where should you then find help if a random USB
card does not work with such a generic driver?
From Elbox or from the card's producer?
Maybe Elbox do not want to have problems with bad-working or old USB1.1
cards, which would happen if anybody wants to get just any USB card.
Now you get a USB2.0 card which will sure work with its USB drivers.
I am all for buying a fully-supported Spider from Elbox.