Is there really hardware support issues with add-on cards, motherboards, and CPUs? I checked the HCL, and neither my future motherboard nor my future CPU was listed. Well... FX 55 was listed, guess that's good enough for me.
But how about add on cards? For my future computer, I was looking around for some USB 2.0 add on cards at newegg, and most say:
Operating System Support: Windows 2000/XP
I had another look at HCL, and sure enough there are I/O controller devices.
So what I really want to know is do these things really have issues with Linux? I can't think of a reason for them to really have any problems. Do they really need drivers? Or is it just because of detection?