"Have you tried the major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu,
Debian, Fedora/RHEL, and OpenSUSE/SLED and found that none of them
are quite right for your needs? The major distros are not the only
game in town.
"This review discusses lesser-known (but still popular) Linux
alternatives. Perhaps one of them will give you what you want from
"About Reviewed Distributions
"Modern distros handle finding and connecting to the network
automatically. Like networking, scanner support can be considered a
solved problem for supported scanners on any modern Linux distro.
I'll discuss this only where there's a problem. At most, you should
need to do an automated repository-based installation of xsane. If
a distro has problems with either networking or scanning, you
probably don't want it for a primary SOHO environment."