Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 30th May 2011 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet I often hear friends and co-workers casually criticize Ubuntu. Perhaps this the price of success. Or is it? In this article I'll analyze common criticisms and try to sort fact from fiction.
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off topic but wow
by Kasi on Mon 30th May 2011 23:10 UTC
Kasi
Member since:
2008-07-12

Totally off topic but I just did the unthinkable with ubuntu on my wifes computer. She needed a new printer, so I waltz into bestbuy got a brother multifunction laser printer on sale without stopping to consider the operating system.

Plugged it in, the cd had printer drivers, the website had scanner drivers and 10min later - everything works as expected.

When did linux start getting along with printers sos well?

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RE: off topic but wow
by Mellin on Mon 30th May 2011 23:45 in reply to "off topic but wow"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

i bought a samsung laserwriter and i didn't have to do anything

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RE: off topic but wow
by zizban on Mon 30th May 2011 23:49 in reply to "off topic but wow"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

2004

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RE: off topic but wow
by triplefault on Mon 30th May 2011 23:52 in reply to "off topic but wow"
triplefault Member since:
2006-07-11

And as a nice side bonus you won't have to install gigabytes of crapware just to get the driver!

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RE: off topic but wow
by Damnshock on Tue 31st May 2011 11:19 in reply to "off topic but wow"
Damnshock Member since:
2006-09-15

When did linux start getting along with printers sos well?

When Apple computers got important ( NOTE: they use CUPS)

Regards

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RE[2]: off topic but wow
by jabbotts on Tue 31st May 2011 19:58 in reply to "RE: off topic but wow"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06


( NOTE: they use CUPS)


Use? Heck Apple owns CUPS presently. It's one of the FOSS projects they aquired.

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