Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:53 UTC
Linux This is a problem I've been dealing with for a while now. I have a Lexmark printer which I've bought without checking for compatibility with Linux (I bought it when I was still using Windows), and as it turns out, this printer is not supported in Linux. I switched to Linux on my main desktop full-time late last year, so instead of to my desktop, I hooked this printer up to my bedroom Windows 7 media server/HTPC, and whenever I need to print, I just drop the file in question on this machine, and print form there. I need a better solution. Update: As it turns out, Lexmark has recently started releasing Linux drivers (good stuff). Still, the problem at hand stands, as there might still be other printers that suffer from the same problem.
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Why are Lexmark incompetent?
by gedmurphy on Thu 10th Jun 2010 14:37 UTC
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Lexmark is incredibly incompetent and doesn't support Linux in any way, shape, or form

Just because hardware manufacturers don't support linux doesn't make them incompetent. They have no obligation to support any OS other than the one they advertise for.

Their choice not to support linux is surely driven by a market share / development and support ratio.

Maybe the incompetent ones are the people who buy hardware and expect it to work across all available operating systems without doing prior research.

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