Originally Posted by marakorpa
I have come down the the canon and still cannot find out if it is compatible with linux.
Most cameras are either "mass storage devices" or use the PTP protocol.
Canon use the PTP protocol, which is supported under Linux by gphoto2. It should be plug 'n' play under most distros. If not, you'll need to grab gphoto2 (and possibly gtkam or digiKam). Most distros have these packages now.
If you don't want to use gphoto2, you can buy a USB card reader which will enable Linux to treat your camera's memory card as a mass storage device.
Simple. Either way, this camera is supported.