Waking up the printer makers to the existence of ubuntu and other linux users
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Thu Jan 22 03:04:23 UTC 2009
> 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
> If they were swamped with email inquiring about a printer, copier,
> scanner that can be used in ubuntu it should create some interest and
> it shouldn't be long before they'd come out with such
> a product. Addressing such email to all the manufacturers at the same
> time should create some incentive to be the first to come out with such
> a product.
> I'm thinking that a short form letter that would be available on this
> list and perhaps a web page to show how many linux users feel that they
> could use such a machine.if every body who uses this list sends a copy
> to all the manufacturers of such machines.
> Imagine the effect if such an email letter were sent from hundreds, if
> not thousands of
> linux users all over the world arriving at the offices of the
> manufacturers at the same time.
> Anybody interested? Suggestions? Or is it too late?
Too late because most of them already either just work, or already have
Linux drivers readily available.
Though I think Canon might still be a hold-out on their printers....
In any case, the Netbook revolution has come, and while I have mixed
feeling, I assure you, it has not escaped notice of the hardware makers
how large the 'marketshare' Linux holds in this new arena.
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