Man. I need to get a scanner or some shit, but the desktop PC we have runs Linux and I have no idea if I’d have to run wine to use it or if the drivers would even work.
That and I need to get a new tablet, which I’ll do tomorrow I think. I’ll probably replace the nibs in the one Jen gave me and give that one back too. Hmmm~
Man. Even when you don’t have art block, art is hard.
Typically, things Just Work in Linux, though do be sure to research what does work out of the box with minimal fiddling required. A certain Canon Inkjet printer that is absolutely garbage and was being given away for free for some time will never work in Linux, but there’s a whole list of other Canon Inkjet printers very close in model that are supported out of the box. It’s shit like that.
A good rule of thumb is forum topics with “How do I get [x] working in Ubuntu” going unanswered means stay away, “Here’s how to get [x] working in Ubuntu” means be cautious, and any response similar to “Plug it in, press green button” means it Just Works.
Take full advantage of return policies if something doesn’t work out of the box.