Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
I've had more hardware suffer hardware failure than suffer from driver death.
So have I, but I've still got a canon scanner which works fine on linux but doesn't have drivers for 64-bit vista and so is a (light, flat) brick there.

Back on topic.. I really like the idea of a rating system similar to that suggested earlier in this thread. Separate ratings for different drivers, both with multiple criteria. Something like:

- driver in Kernel (AKA works out-of-the-box) yes/no

Open source driver rating
- stability /10
- features /10

Proprietary/Other driver rating
- stability /10
- features /10

Some kind of wiki editability and user voting/commenting would be great too.. something like a cross between stackoverflow.com and newegg.com