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

Allen Meyers texas.chef94 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 23:00:05 UTC 2009

Of all the challenges I have faced printer scanner recognition is not
one. I installed ubuntu then XSane because I needed to scan and it
recognized immediately my HP 1200 all in one

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Matthew Flaschen
<matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu> 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
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Allen Meyers
texas.chef94 at gmail.com

The ability to comfortably use a computer is directly proportional to
desire to listen, learn, and experiment, and is inversely proportional
to the fear, anger, and stubbornness that you show.

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