Dual Booters out there -- What do you still run on Windows
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chrome (chromium fails)
various web apps that i cant get to work with SUSE
messenger (dislike pidgin for texting)
mail (monitor multiple webmail accounts in one client side app)
and the list goes on...windows is my main OS by far.
Guy's, I have to run my HP deskjet 710c printer on Win XP,because I just can't. No, I really, really can't get Debian 5 to print anything on it. Okay I have installed it on there and it looks good but having said that, what are looks?It just will not print anything. Yes, it tells me that it has sent the photo or document to the printer and sure enough it is there in the jobs to do, but that doesn't print me a nice glossy photo. Does it?
I hate Windows and if I could get my deskjet working on Debian I would, honest, give it the dumps. I have asked and asked the various Debian experts, hic, but not one reply have I had, except one to say that maybe my HP 710c is not supported on Linux. I cannot believe that. I would rather believe that Windows could be any use to me (except that it does at least run my printer). I am stuck with Windows just because Debian has to be so anarchic about what I can run and what I can't. Oh my printer configures and runs beautifully in Knoppix 5.1 but I cannot load Knoppix in every time I want to use my 710c, can I guy's? Be honest. No one has the expertise, it seems, to help me and I want to cry, but my wife say's that is being a baby. Windows? I hate to have to use it. But......needs must.
cypher000: Have you asked around in the Debian mailing-lists? Or search the HP site? They have a big section on linux. I have a HP psc 1350 and it works fine. Also, do you have a backend for cups? Like lpd or similar? Is the queue active? I think by default cups will deactivate the queue if there's an error. Can you print with other printers?
Hi there. Good of you to drop in. Yeh, everything is as it ought to be. Have been running a 1220c with no problems. This 710c, I have nopw found out, is one that HP made exclusive for Windows. They dropped the idea shortly after, but it will not run under Linux at all. It was a nice thought, but am now going to go Canon ip3600 which is geared to run correctly in Linux. Lets hope this time I shall have no problems. Shame as it prints great photo's. Regards Cypher
Need to scan with CanoScan 4200F, not supported by Linux/SANE as far as I can tell
Need to be able to capture/view video using PCI card that came with Dell XPS 400. "lspci" *does* recognize the card, but I have yet to find step-by-step instructions on how to configure the card for use with Linux/Fedora applications.
Need to run Quicken
Could live w/o Outlook, but would still need access to Outlook data
Have begun to appreciate "Windows Search" (file and email indexer and search engine)
Remain frustrated that things that ought to "just work" in Linux almost always need tinkering. While I often enjoy technological challenges, I also often need to just "get things done", and really cannot count on doing that in Fedora11 (btw, I did try current release of Ubuntu, and simply found it completely unstable on my machine)
Need to be able to run Office or open source equivalent, and have found, for example that the opensource spreadsheet (Excel equiv.) app stumble badly when trying to generate graphs/charts...really badly, enough so that I elect to do these in Excel
Wasn't the HP710 one of those winprinters, its been so long but I seem to recall that model #.
argghhh! winprinters.... "let's make a cheap printer, just the engine and a minimal interface, and have windows do all of the heavy lifting..." about half of Brother lasers were winprinters.... those printers were SO barebones, you couldn't even print from DOS...