Linux users have so far been left out of the USB monitor party thanks to non-existent DisplayPort drivers. Not anymore. The source code needed to develop such drivers has been released under the GNU Lesser General Public License V2 (LGPL). Linux developers can now code the drivers necessary for plug ‘n play USB displays. Yay!
Hopefully we’ll see this technology soon on not only Linux computers, but also netbooks, MID, and UMPCs. Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a larger external display from a small portable device through just USB? I think so, but the new mini HDMI format might not.