Canonical, the company behind the open source Ubuntu operating system, has released a massive database of hardware components that are compatible with Linux operating systems and Ubuntu.
The catalog, which is freely available on the ubuntu site, consists of hardware components and computer peripherals that are certified to work with Linux based operating systems and particularly geared towards Ubuntu.
Most component manufacturers have been making sure that the hardware they are offering works with Linux, but sometimes consumers make the mistake of purchasing a component that doesn't work well with Linux based operating systems.
The list allows original equipment manufacturers to create systems in which every single component is certified to work with Linux based operating systems.
Victor Palau, Canonical's platform services manager, said in a statement “By making this open and easily searchable, we want to speed up the component selection for Ubuntu machines, and allow us and our partner manufacturers to focus on the value-added user.”