[UNCLASSIFIED]RE: [clug] G'day from a newbie

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Tue Dec 19 02:17:09 GMT 2006

Mike wrote: 

> Looks like your Canon printer is supported under Linux by the ~US$40 Turboprint software
> if you choose to go that way. At least according to a quick web search it is.

I'm looking at getting an Epson colour printer as they seem to have really
good OSS support and reasonably priced inks. I have a Canon scanner that doesn't
even work properly under MaxOS X, but my Canon camera works just fine.

> Otherwise you might consider one of the increasing number of virtualisation options
> (e.g. VMware) to keep a 'spare' Windows instance around for things like this.

And a DirectX host if one wishes to play games. Non-game player that I am,
it took a little while for me to find satisfactory OSS alternatives or
for satisfactory solutions to mature (i.e. Open Office) before I was able to
use all that free space I had on /dev/hda.


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