Originally Posted by ViN86
The truth (imo) is, if you have the patience for it, Linux is a great alternative to Windows. Really, the only thing Windows has over Linux is its gaming support. My two cents.
and hardware support, the scanner, Camera tethering and Canopus (green valley) HD capture card issues was about a year and half ago. Windows 7 was in late beta stages/early RC stages, when I tried linux most recently.
I did some googling and there is something called gPhoto2 that supports tethering on linux, but its still rather limited, it can shoot images from camera that is tethered to the PC. Some more advance functions/controls like bulb, shutter speed, aperture, highlight priorority, bracketing, white balance etc.... either can't be changed or don't function.
user interface, simplicity, "friendliness" is another aspect Linux still needs a lot of work on