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Mad Penguin: Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake: Solving Hardware Compatibility

Sep 06, 2006, 09:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Harley)

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"So most of us have read review after review on just how fantastic Ubuntu is. And you know something, they're right--this really is a fantastic Linux distribution for the newer Linux enthusiast. But there often times appear to be some confusion as to accomplishing tasks they once would do in Windows pretty easily. On the whole, the confusion stems from hardware compatibly issues and today we are going to look into resolving those issues with ease.

"On the desktop, you really should be golden with regard to hardware detection, aside from the off chance that you are using a printer or scanner that is not compatible with Ubuntu. Amazingly enough, if you do some searching via the SANE database and linuxprinting.org, you will find that more and more hardware is being supported right out of the box. In some cases, the manufactures are even offering native drivers themselves..."

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