Has anyone tried and succeeded with this webcam from amazon which has 162 favourable reviews but only one mention of Linux where someone says they haven't tried it yet. It looks exactly like another one on sale on amazon which claims to work with Jaunty 9.04 out of the box. I tried Google and the hardware compatibility and incompatibility stickies without finding an answer. For £9.99 delivered it's a bargain provided it works. I'd plan to get two - one for us and one for relatives - solely to use it for Skype. No plans for taking fancy hi-res pictures, no need for motion-activation, no need for tracking etc.
I'd appreciate any suggestions for an alternative that works in Windows and ubuntu out of the box.