"Webcam support in Linux has greatly improved very recently.
With the merging of the GSPCA and UVC drivers, Linux systems based
on recent kernels support most webcams in existence...out of the
"Wifi support in the Linux kernel has been, and is being,
overhauled. Atheros, a leading manufacturer of Wifi chips, has
released source code for much of their hardware. Many of their
chips now work with Linux, out of the box, and support is improving
"New graphics stack. Many components of Linux's graphics system
are being improved, Linux is gaining GEM, a new graphics card
memory manager, created by workers at Intel, EXA/UXA, which is a
new 2D acceleration system, DRI2, an improved version of the Direct
Rendering Infrastructure. ATI has been releasing code for their
chips, which will greatly aid creation of open drivers. Hopefully
other companies will do this as well."