No need

by generic - 1/27/13 3:12 PM

In Reply to: Windows upgrade...Ubuntu? by pebarefoot

Did you install Ubuntu only to find that something didn't work, or were you looking for drivers in preparation before installing?

Most Linux distributions have drivers built-in, so your devices should work out of the box without having to even think about drivers. This was one of my rookie mistakes when I tried out Linux a few years ago, wondering where to find Linux equivalents of my Windows drivers. I've been a happy Linux user since 2009 and haven't had to worry about drivers.

One exception are graphics card drivers, but Nvidia and AMD both have Linux drivers and it's only a concern if you play games; general desktop use should be fine with the pre-installed drivers. Another are wireless drivers which depends on the chip manufacturer but support is pretty good for most wi-fi adapters.