[ubuntu-uk] Stating "Works with Linux" gains extra sales (and respect)

Mark Fraser mfraz74+ubuntu at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 11:31:01 UTC 2012

On Sunday 02 Dec 2012 12:55:28 SuperEngineer wrote:
> A short while ago I was in the market for a webcam.  My webcam needs are
> modest so I do not need high end models.  High, low or mid-range cameras
> a-plenty in store but only one had proudly put on the box "compatible
> with Windows 7, Works with Mac & Linux" Elsewhere on the box it even
> listed as one of its minimum requirements, "Linux Kernel 2.6".
> Sale decided at that point, decided on moral grounds.  Creative Labs
> (Irl) Ltd. had made a sale, not based on being the best webcam in the
> shop but on being the only webcam in the shop stating Linux
> compatibility.
> It doesn't boast Linux on the site but a well deserved plug anyway:
> http://www.creative.com/mylivecam/products/product.aspx?catID=1&pid=20164

If you look under the Requirements tab, it states Linux® Kernel 2.6. It is 
even mentioned on the PCWorld page -


> For it's worth, the camera is listed on various Ubuntu hardware / webcam
> lists [e.g. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams/] - it is not at the
> top of the lists but the ones at the top did *not* want to acknowledge
> the existence of Linux.

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