In the upcoming merge window of 2.6.24 kernel, MultiMedia Card (MMC) subsystem maintainer Pierre Ossman is planning to merge his work to support MMC Flash Memory Card. If this gets merged and integrated in the next 2.6.24 (which usually takes about 1-2 months to get the final version), then in the end of this year, we will have more support on the MMC Flash Memory Card in Linux operating system. Meaning that most laptops peripherals will be detected out of the box after installation process. So far, the most troublesome devices in laptops are internal modems and some MMC Flash memory cards (WiFI, Bluetooth, Sound card, and VGA Cards are slowly disappearing, except for the newer version).
Linux is on their way of becoming the desktop operating system