[Talk] Quality of commercial hardware

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Fri Jun 25 14:28:30 EST 2004

On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 12:16:18PM +0930, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
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> On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 11:43, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > OK, I admit it, I gave in to the dark side.  A couple of months ago I
> > decided that "SANE" stood for "Scanner Access Not Easy" and that I
> > could accept using Microsoft to run a scanner, something like a tool
> > rather than an operating system.  So I bought a Canon "CanoScan" 9900F
> > scanner and tried to use it.
> >
> > We'll skip over how incredibly painful it is to use Microsoft.
> > Suffice it to say that I found out how to set up Samba and store the
> > images directly on a real computer.  The real problem was in the
> > software supplied with scanner itself: Canon don't believe in
> > supplying product specs, and their own "driver" is so buggy that it's
> > almost useless.
> Canon printers can be like this too :(
> No documentation, no open source drivers..

Which is why I bought (and recommend) Samsung laser printers, like the
ML-1510. Work great with Linux. Affordable for the home. (and no, I don't
sell them.)

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