EDIT: card is gone so the questions are moot, but thanks to Nameless for the quick history lesson below, it's much appreciated!
There is a small possibility that I could get an X-Fi xtreme for approx €30-€35, I need to find out which version it is, but I have questions anyway as I've actually no idea if these cards are worth having. I would install the card in an old system, uses I have in mind would be retro gaming, some music listening , and some TV watching.
Is there any driver support for Windows 7 & 8, even if only 3rd party drivers like DanielK's?
Is there good (or any) support in Linux?
Which versions have EAX 5.0?
Should any particular versions of the X-Fi Xtreme be avoided? are any particularly sought after?
Edited by IanM - 2/13/13 at 6:34am