Waking up the printer makers to the existence of ubuntu and other linux users
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Sat Jan 24 01:48:25 UTC 2009
> Rashkae 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
>>> 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.
> Have you ever tried to find out if a manufacturer has a linux compatible
> printer before you buy it??
Ever... make that always,, even when I'm buying for Windows stations.
Linux support is a must for my hardware dollar, which is easily
thousands, even 10's of thousands, per year.
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