In the light of a lot of dark threads hereabouts, me thoughts it was about time for a bit of a sideline for lighter stuff and a chance to share positive experiences with Linux. Recently (8 months ago) I acquired a graphics tablet, I like a bit of art n sketching n stuff like that - it's relaxing. With trepidation I payed for the device and noted the box had lot's to say about Mac and Windows, it even had a disk for drivers to install. That's when doubts started to manifest, my printer a canon model MP5XX is something of a pig and only recent years became automagically supported in gutenprint. With that experience and a couple of similar no-support for you memories I nervously attached the tablet, and started my generic linux box up, fingers crossed, toes crossed I nervously waited for inevitable scrabble around forums and IRC looking for a fix. Then I realised, that a bit of product research would have been a good idea. That day though something of the free spirit took hold, and product research was for procrastinators, dithering do nothings, and other such types.
Thankfully the linux gods Stallman and Torvalds were smiling amiably at me, and wouldn't you know it that tablet support was provided out of the box, and that pesky driver disk can be used as another metallic effect coffee coaster. So I have a nice new coffee coaster, and all the sketching I'll ever need.
Win Win, thank you Linux for another stress free moment