[WNYLUG-Users] recommendations for linux supported printer ? - off to a rant

Robert Wolfe rwolfe716 at aol.com
Sat Jan 29 11:15:39 EST 2011

On 1/28/2011 4:05 PM, Monkberry wrote:
> I had to alter this off to a rant cause I am sooooooooooooo tired of 
> hearing manufacturers just flat out say "we don't support Linux". 
> Brother should take a queue from HP. HP has some great support for 
> Linux and how many of these manufacturers are aware of the business 
> their turning away? In these hard financial times, these people really 
> need to get with it.
> The whole reason this one touched on a nerve is because I have seen on 
> more than one occasion where a client will just lamb bast Brother 
> because of the squirrelly behavior they experience with Brother 
> printers UNDER WINDOWS. While many times, I've taken that same printer 
> that was acting up and showed them how stable and well behaved it 
> could be under Linux. And yet, this is the OS that they just knee jerk 
> react with "we don't support Linux". WHEN are they going to get with 
> it??!!

I totally agree.  I was amazed to stop by one of the department stores 
here and actually find one of the cell carriers actually having a device 
that supports Linux for mobile broadband.  I am thinking that it was 
Verizon that offers that.
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