Linux Hardware - Picks & Pans
Some distros restrict recommending hardware for several reasons. The first being that hardware support can change rapidly on a rolling distro and recommendations can then become outdated or erroneous. The next reason is much simpler, spammers often use this type of thread as an invitation to spam the forum with links to all manner of garbage.
Feel free to post your hardware picks and pans here, with one exception. Any posts containing links to products will be deleted. This is not an invitation to post spam links on the forum.
So, this can be the place to post your recommendations for hardware that works well with Garuda OOTB (or with minimal setup headaches). Conversely, you may also use this thread to point out hardware you are unhappy with, or has no driver (or other support) in Linux.
So, onto it. My Pans would be Nvidia and Gigabyte. The last several Nvidia graphics cards I purchased some time back now have no proper driver support as Nvidia has seen fit to deprecate their drivers. No more Nvidia cards for me as they are not a Linux friendly company.
Gigabyte likewise gets the thumbs down from me as I (and many others) had the misfortune of purchasing a motherboard that did not function properly on Linux. The USB and Ethernet both had serious problems on Linux. Other manufacturers using the same problematic components simply released bios upgrades to correct the issues in Linux. Not Gigabyte though, they refused to update the bios to support their Linux customer base. Thumbs down on Gigabyte, no more hardware from them either for me.
So, two Pans, now onto the picks. One problematic area has always been printer support in Linux. In this area I'd say the thumbs up has to go to HP printers. HP probably has the best Linux driver support of any manufacturer out there today. Many HP printers are simply plug and play (if you're lucky) with Garuda.
Feel free to post your picks and pans (but no links please).