During my October blogging hiatus, I upgraded the webcam on my Ubuntu desktop. I'm now running a Live! Cam Socialize from Creative Labs.
One of the really nice things about this hardware is the native support in the Linux Kernel (2.6) - so, no need for Jeff Moine's gspca patch! It's literally plug - reboot - play.
Picture quality is ok, but the audio performance is excellent: all-in-all this is a great addition to the Ubuntu box and, so far at least, far less troublesome than the LifeCam VX-1000.
Sources & References:
- Creative Labs: Live! Cam Socialize