__/ [GreyCloud] on Monday 13 February 2006 23:44 \__
> Gordon wrote:
>> On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 23:00:37 +0000, AZ Nomad wrote:
>>>On Mon, 13 Feb 2006 22:43:14 +0000, Gordon <gordon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>>Ubuntu 5.10 - System-Administration-Printing. New Printer. Use detected
>>>>printer - yes. Thats ALL there is to it.
>>>>Windows XP on the other hand, keeps telling me that my printer is new
>>>>hardware. The preferred solution is - to install drivers for ANOTHER
>>>It gets even better with HP's software on their printers. Do a remote
>>>login using 'remote desktop' and it'll want to reinstall the drivers and
>>>copy 180M of crap from I don't know where to god only knows where else.
> Hehe... I've tried to get HP printer software to install on win98, but
> all it would do is hang. Don't suppose HP is trying to tell people to
> move away from M$??
Ubuntu 4 detected my SP scanner without me setting /anything/ up. Just launch
XSane and off you go acquiring images. It worked perfectly out of the box,
despite being a 5-year-old scanner.
Under Windows (I only tried 98), one has to run the installation from the
accompanying CD, which adds unwanted and miserably poor software by default.
Ugly minimalist GUI for quick-and-dirty scans. No comparsion to XSane...