How Well do Hardware Vendors Support Linux?
I thought it might be useful to start a thread to help focus on Hardware Vendors that provide drivers and other support for Linux Distros.
We all know about nVidia, and possibly ATI, but what about the rest.
Post your experience and recommendations with companies that provide Linux Driver support for hardware,
A couple of printer examples from my recent experience:
I recently bought a Brother MFC-5460CN Color Inkjet Multi-Function Center with Networking.
Works perfectly in both Windows and Ubuntu for all printing and scanning Functions.
I have not yet tried the Fax and Network functions in either OS.
Brother provides a set of Linux Drivers, and instructions, that make them very easy to install.
I also have a 7 year old Epson Stylus Photo 870 Printer.
This printer currently works perfectly under both Windows Xp, and Linux (using the CUPS drivers).
Epson have made it clear, on their site, that this Printer will never be supported under Vista.
Grade B (age of Printer)
Where is John Hodgman when you need him! Why would anyone buy Vista?
Possibly this could lead to a Wiki Page summarizing the realities of hardware driver support for Linux.
Just a thought