PCLinuxOS gaining recognition from driver makers
I have a webcam which has a sonix chipset . Unfortunately the drivers for the webcam are yet not available on Linux, so I have to login to windows so that I can do video chatting. There is a site where the driver writer luca has developed drivers for similar hardware. Initially that site offered the binaries only for Ubuntu Fiesty, for all other distributions, we had to request ( and possibly pay ) for the drivers.
Recently when I went there to check if luca has implemented the support for my webcam, it was still not there; however, I saw a pleasant surprise. That site now offers binary drivers for one more Linux distribution.