The best Ubuntu webcam

I went through several webcams before I found one that works flawlessly with Ubuntu. The Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 works perfectly right out of the box in both Jaunty and and Karmic, with no configuration needed.

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

Just plug it in and it works.

I’m convinced that this is the best webcam you can get for working with Linux right now.  The resolution is great, it autofocuses, and works with Skype, Cheese, Ekiga, and motion without requiring any setup other than just plugging it in.

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000

Once you get it set up, you can install skype by downloading it from the official site, and if you don’t mind editing a few config files you can easily set it up as a motion detector.

You can get one for less than $100 at Amazon.

Update: carries them as well, for $99.99.

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