Waking up the printer makers to the existence of ubuntu and other linux users

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 22:52:09 UTC 2009

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> elmo wrote:
>> There doesn't seem to be many or any  printer manufacturers who make a 
>> printer, copier, and scanner that can be used in ubuntu so perhaps they 
>> should be  awakened to the fact that there are thousands of ubuntu and 
>> other linux users all over the world who might be interested in having 
>> such a machine.  
>> Not one manufacturer has advertised a liuux compatible
>> machine.
> That's not true.  See
> http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/deskjet_aio/deskjet_f4200_series.html
> for an immediate example.
> The best bet is to check http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting
> before purchasing.  Then, when you buy a compatible printer, tell the
> manufacturer that you did so because of GNU/Linux support.
> Matt Flaschen
    Also the Chinese printer company "Brother" has all it's models 
listed in the Ubuntu printer list. I have an old HL 1440 which has been 
working great.



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