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Old 10-20-2002, 02:26 PM   #1
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scanners and stuff

I'm a newbie, this is the newbie forum so this IS a newbie question (as opposed to hardware/software)


I've looked at the mandrake sight.

I've found the site that tells me about supported usb scanners

I've had a dig around the "sane" site

It appears that most of the scanner information that I can find is comparatively out of date, i.e. it doesn't seem that the scanners that are currently available will run under linux.

So, where do I need to check or what do I need to know before I part with hard earned cash for a scanner?

I don't really want to have to buy one that will only work with window$, and as most of the available info refers to superceded models

Are there any particular makes of scanner that have good support and therefore are likely to work, even with the newer unlisted models ?

any suggestions much appreciated



p.s. what is the name of the html editor/web design tool that is most suitable to use under linux (a sort of "frontpage" type thing)??
Old 10-20-2002, 02:45 PM   #2
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The majority of SCSI scanners will work with Linux, and some parallel ones. I'm not sure where the whole USB scanner thing comes into play, but if you're not going to be doing some seriously high-res scanning, then do you really need a new scanner? There are, often quite a few SCSI scanners to be found in the pages of Micro Mart.

Just a thought.

p.s. I don't know, but I'd like to find one that's like Dreamweaver
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It's more to do with the cost option, my PC is a cheap and nasty medion, the naff MSI A6507 motherboard has a definite lack of expansion, and as I want to stuff a sound card in it, it doesn't leave me the room (or the money) to go for a scsi card as well as a scanner.

Old 10-20-2002, 04:38 PM   #4
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Looks like Epson HP and Plustek are the leaders in overall "most" support at SANE.

I'd say Epson as far as support for overall most scanners of the still producing type.

You've even got IEEE1394 supported Epson scanner!



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