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Old 06-04-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
MathewT
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Printer drivers


Drivers for hardware is a huge issue in Linux and one of the essential tools of any system is the Printer. The majority of drivers made available for Linux are obtained via reverse engineering, a time consuming and costly effort. Here is a link to a rant regarding printer drivers and a link to a petition. It is the best interest of all Linux/BSD users too sign this petition!

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http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/arc...er-Mayhem.html

Petition
http://www.petitiononline.com/YALB1975/petition.html
 
Old 06-05-2005, 04:56 AM   #2
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Moved: More suitable in our Hardware forum.
 
Old 06-05-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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I have signed it.

On a side note I am planning to buy a HP PSC 1315 (MFD) device which is a printer/scanner/copier and I *assume* that it is supported under Linux seeing a lone review in the HCL entry.

Hopefully printer drivers will become as ubiquitous in Linux as in Windows.
 
Old 06-06-2005, 03:52 AM   #4
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Such things should be done more often, I have signed.
 
  


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