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DesktopLinux: Getting Scanners to Work with Linux

Jan 30, 2006, 05:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"I recently received a note from a disgruntled Linux user. He was having an awful time trying to get his unidentified USB Canon scanner to work with his copy of Xandros Desktop 3. He's not the only one stuck in that position.

"This is yet another case, though, where the fault doesn't lie with Linux. No, it's the eternal problem of hardware vendors neither supplying drivers nor the information developers need to write drivers..."

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