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Old 06-04-2005, 12:13 AM   #1
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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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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.
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Such things should be done more often, I have signed.


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