It is always disheartening for me when people say that Linux lacks anything when the criteria for lacking is comparison. The beauty of Linux is what it lacks... and its liberties for its users to create.
I think it needs to be understood that Linux does not lack plug and play support.
The devices that are being plugged to play lack Linux support. This is probably due to a very reasonable explanation of financials. It just makes sense, with the ubiquity of MSFT
, and the capital cult surrounding AAPL
that firmware would only be made to sync with those systems that would be able to pay those technicians writing the firmware.
Anything that is done by the Linux community is doing the work these companies refuse to do, for them. Wine developers do not get hourly from the companies whose applications wouldn't work on our systems if not for them.
That being said, since you run Linux, if you want some plug and play support, it sounds like you just found yourself a weekend hobby.