Recording with laptops, USB interfaces and other things
I'm completely new to this forum and the whole recording game, but I'm looking to set up my own very small home studio to record my own stuff, which will mostly just be guitars and vocals. I'm keen to use Linux and hardware that explicitly has Linux support via my laptop.
My original thoughts were to go with a USB interface, but reading on this forum the consensus seems to be that USB is very poor for audio recording because of latency issues. Firewire seems to be more favourably reviewed but has its own issues.
Cardbus options seem to be way out of my price range. I was wondering, since the threads I've found on USB interfaces are at least a year old, are latency issues still a problem here? I'm probably looking to spend maximum £300. Is Firewire my best option? Any information anyone could give me would be great. Thank you.