Does a fingerprint-reader work under Linux?
I'm about to change to a Linux system (a friend recommended Ubuntu, since it is user-friendly and easy to install). I've never used Linux before, nor do I have any expertise in programming. My current system runs Mac OS/X 10.4.11. The reason why I tell you all this first is to give you a hint how easy to understand the information you give must be, to be understandable for me...
I bought a new laptop with pre-installed WindowsVista. It's an acer Aspire 6930, and it comes with somme features like a fingerprint-reader and a remote control for multimedia purposes. However, I'm wondering if this stuff will work under Linux.
The technical details of the laptop are as follows:
intel core 2 duo 2x 2.0 ghz (T5800)
4 GB DDR-2
Nvidia geforce 9300M GS
The display is a 16 inch widescreen (16:9), is widescreen supported by Linux?
Will the Ubuntu distribution run stable on this system, or would an other fit better for my purposes?
Thanks a lot for your help. Bjørn