|native linux drivers
|These drivers are part of a
recent vanilla (from kernel.org) linux kernel. Few linux
distributions should have problems installing and getting them to
work. They may already be compiled and included.
|open source driver
|These drivers are the next best thing to a native kernel driver. In fact, some kernel code may even be based on them.
|third party drivers
|These drivers must be downloaded
from a third party site (although some distributions may include
them). If they were open souce the world would be a happy place,
but they're not evil!
|binary or closed drivers
|These drivers usually have
binary and source parts, but the binary parts are often hidden from the
open source community, or licenses prevent developers from building on
code and prividing more features / improvements. Try another
option unless you don't have a choice.
|not tried / not working
|Check back sometime in the future!