new hardware compatibility in linux
I am going to be changing an older desktop pc into a linux-run pc for several purposes. I am going to either go with Ubuntu or Fedora, most likely Fedora since that is the distro I am most familiar with. With that in mind, how do these two take to new hardware? Windows just has plug and play, is there something similar for linux? For instance, I'm looking to get a new monitor to replace my old CRT one. Most likely get a HannsG from Newegg. Would this transition be fairly painless or will it be a huge pain to find drivers, install, etc..
Thanks for your help