Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 13th Jul 2009 22:55 UTC
Podcasts We keep this week's podcast simple. Just two topics: Mono (finally some movement from Microsoft!) and Google's vapid Chrome OS announcement. However, to top this up with a full bodied flavour, we cover your feedback on last week's show.
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RE: Follow-up on scanners
by lukic on Wed 15th Jul 2009 11:25 UTC in reply to "Follow-up on scanners"
lukic
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2006-09-23

My Canon Pixma MP160 (scanner/copier/printer) is working great on Kubuntu. I don't know if it is still in production but i assume that some upgraded version which is on the market today would work also.
And if someone don't like Xsane he should try Skanlite. It's a great app for scanning.

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RE[2]: Follow-up on scanners
by darknexus on Wed 15th Jul 2009 15:57 in reply to "RE: Follow-up on scanners"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

My Canon Pixma MP160 (scanner/copier/printer) is working great on Kubuntu. I don't know if it is still in production but i assume that some upgraded version which is on the market today would work also.


That's just it, most of the "upgraded versions" of such devices are using different controllers that aren't supported, and Canon is one of the worst when it comes to this.
The all-in-ones seem to have better support than standard flatbed scanners these days, but I don't want an all-in-one for two reasons: first, I've already got a printer and second, the scanners on these devices are often using CIS-based technology which does not produce the higher quality scans I need to handle some of my OCR tasks. Ah well, it seems to get a high quality flatbed scanner these days I have to go back to the older models anyway. Might as well pick up an Epson Perfection 1650, those things are tanks and compatible with basically every os out there.

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