Even though many motherboards today properly work on Linux, motherboard manufacturers never list Linux as an officially supported OS (operating system). When you check the supported OS (operating system) in the specifications of a motherboard, what you’ll always see is either “Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1” or “Windows 10“. A Linux USB installer can be used to boot a PC without having to install the OS. The basic functionalities such as audio, LAN, Bluetooth, and WiFi can be quickly checked if working properly so we’re not sure why some manufacturers would not take the time to test their motherboards for Linux compatibility.
To make switching to Linux easier for our fellow gamers and PC enthusiasts, we made a list of motherboards that work out-of-the-box on Ubuntu or on Ubuntu-based Linux distributions. “Works out-of-the-box” means the motherboard’s audio, LAN, WiFi, and Bluetooth function properly after a fresh installation of an OS (operating system). The list will be regularly updated as more motherboards get tested on Linux.