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    Kinect open source driver demo

    Thought this was worth a look! Kinect on a (Linux) pc, no xbox360 needed :

    FULLY OPEN SOURCE KINECT DRIVER

    Link to download the code is in the description below the video.

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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    A second open source Kinect contest has now also started, sponsored by Google engineer Matt Cutts. He will give $1,000 to whoever produces what he considers the coolest open source Kinect project. A separate $1,000 prize will be given to the team creating tools that make it easy to use Kinect on Linux.
    now that is cool!
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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    Microsoft is not happy about this.
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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Microsoft is not happy about this.
    They should be, as it may be the killer hardware we all needed.
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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    Here is a link to a video showing someone using a proof of concept in Ubuntu.

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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    And whats the uso of kinect in linux..., supertuxkart?, the last video moving photos, is easier with the mouse, I dont see the advantage of using kinect in linux.
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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    Quote Originally Posted by Lancro View Post
    And whats the uso of kinect in linux..., supertuxkart?, the last video moving photos, is easier with the mouse, I dont see the advantage of using kinect in linux.
    Yes, but there are applications of this technology for Linux beyond that of video games. Plus it is a great proof of concept. The guy who developed them is obviously quite smart, having released them so fast. Way to rain on his parade, go insult someone else.
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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    From microsofts perspective, I'd be happy with this. After all, you still have to go out and buy the device from them, regardless of where you use it.

    Of course, if the cost of the device is kept low, as they hope to make it up by kickbacks from kinect games, thats a different story but eh. They'll get over it

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    Re: Kinect open source driver demo

    Im not insulting anyone, Im only saying that I dont see the use, I didnt say it was an easy job developing drivers for kinect, I didnt mention it, dont put words in my mouth that I havent said.
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