""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."