[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Printer test page
ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Tue Jan 18 09:56:42 UTC 2011
Ubuntu currently ships a printer test page, which looks something
and hundreds of thousands (millions...) of these get printed each year
by people setting up their printer because the default action offered
to the user to to print a test page after adding the printer.
Virtually all of these sheets are only usable as scrap-paper
afterwards and a lot probably go straight in the bin. It's also
currently not that attractive.
Question is, could we do something more *useful* with these instead,
that would allow them to have a meaningful secondary purpose.
I thought of:
* A4 advert "I run X/K/Ubuntu"
* My Foobar 2700 duplex printer works with Ubuntu, does yours?
* An envelope or magic-folding return-form:
* Some other zero-cut origami design (animal of the latest release?)
And perhaps you could think of a few more. My hope would be that the
output could have some longevity, perhaps spark some more interest in
This is a bit like the installer in some ways, originally that was
just a progress bar and now it's an interactive slideshow introducing
many of the features and look of Ubuntu.
[*] This was done by a Friend a few years back, and I still find it
ingenious, it uses diagonal folds that self-interlock and are sealed
together by sticking down the stamp.
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