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Canonical releases Component Catalog for Ubuntu & Linux

Feb 10, 2011, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

""But will it work with Linux?" That's a question that many end-users has asked over the years about PC components and peripherals. Lately, the answer is usually yes. Thanks to vendors like Dell and the efforts of the Linux Driver Project, very few devices and components won't work at all with Linux. At the same time, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have faced the same problem at a lower level. Now, Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, has announced that it's opening up its complete database of certified components for Ubuntu and Linux.

"That's good news. It means Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) working on Ubuntu or Linux notebooks and PCs can much more quickly design systems that they can be sure will work with Linux and Ubuntu in particular."

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