EPSON prefection 4490 photo scanner

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Sun Mar 18 20:23:43 GMT 2007

On Sunday 18 March 2007 3:43 am, Donn wrote:
> Ron, I beg you to please go and post a formal howto on the Ubuntu forums.
> That way your experience will help thousands (maybe) of others rather than
> being lost in a mailing list and search results.

This gets back to something I was reading on /. the other day.  If you 
recommend Windows, and something goes wrong, it's Microsoft's fault.  If you 
recommend Linux, and something goes wrong, it's all your fault.

In that light, I'm loathe to go out on a limb and try to write a mini HOWTO 
about how to get hardware like this working.  I had a piece of hardware 
similar to Ron's, complete with an RPM driver that had to be converted with 
alien.  I tried to do my part for king and country (or something, uh, we 
don't have a king in this country, unless it's Bill Gates), and what I got 
was years of people bugging me with questions about that stupid piece of 
hardware that I only managed to keep working for a few weeks, before the 
whole delicate house of cards came tumbling down.

I wound up taking a sledge hammer to that stupid printer.

I'm not saying Ron shouldn't do whatever he sees fit.  I'm just thinking about 
why I no longer try to save the world in that fashion.  It's a good thing for 
Linuxdom that not everybody around here is as bitter and jaded as I am.  :)
D. Michael McIntyre 

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