Comment 1694 for bug 1

Scanners gets outdated by using older proprietary protocols that are not in wider circulation.
Check for a FOSS Linux driver BEFORE you buy a printer or scanner. If there are a high quality FOSS driver now, there will be decades from now...

> Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 15:57:56 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Bug 1] Re: Microsoft has a majority market share
>
> On 05/23/2012 09:30 AM, Hein wrote:
> > ... Need a scanner: no problem for Windows or OSX: just look
> > for the respective logos on the box in the shops. Linux: search for
> > supported devices, read what features are or are not supported, and try
> > to get this (mostly outdated) model.
>
> I have actually had the totally opposite result. I plug in any Cannon
> Lide scanner and it just works. Any HP stand alone scanner, and it just
> works. On Windows 7, I needed to buy software for the HP scanners, and
> could not get some of the Cannon scanners to work. Only found one
> scanner that would not work with Linux, a Microtik, and it was total
> junk. It was replaced on Windows with an HP and a paid driver...
>
> And if you buy hardware with no research, whatever the OS, you have a
> good chance of getting disappointing junk.
>
> (By the way... How does a scanner get "outdated?" I mean, aren't the
> features mostly set now?)
>
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> Title:
> Microsoft has a majority market share
>
> Status in Club Distro:
> Confirmed
> Status in Computer Science Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in LibreOffice Productivity Suite:
> New
> Status in dylan.NET.Reflection:
> Invalid
> Status in dylan.NET:
> Invalid
> Status in EasyPeasy Overview:
> Invalid
> Status in Ichthux - Linux for Christians:
> Invalid
> Status in JAK LINUX:
> Invalid
> Status in LibreOffice:
> In Progress
> Status in The Linux Kernel:
> New
> Status in The Linux Mint Distribution:
> In Progress
> Status in The Linux OS Project:
> In Progress
> Status in The Metacity Window Manager:
> In Progress
> Status in The OpenOffice.org Suite:
> In Progress
> Status in Tabuntu:
> Invalid
> Status in A simple player to online TV streaming:
> Invalid
> Status in Tv-Player:
> Invalid
> Status in Ubuntu Malaysia LoCo Team Meta Project:
> In Progress
> Status in Ubuntu:
> In Progress
> Status in “ubuntu-express” package in Ubuntu:
> In Progress
> Status in The Jaunty Jackalope:
> Invalid
> Status in “ubuntu-express” source package in Jaunty:
> Invalid
> Status in Arch Linux:
> Confirmed
> Status in Baltix GNU/Linux:
> Invalid
> Status in “linux” package in Debian:
> In Progress
> Status in Fluxbuntu: The Lightweight, Productive, Agile OS:
> Confirmed
> Status in openSUSE:
> In Progress
> Status in Tilix Linux:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Microsoft has a majority market share in the new desktop PC marketplace.
> This is a bug, which Ubuntu is designed to fix.
>
> Non-free software is holding back innovation in the IT industry,
> restricting access to IT to a small part of the world's population and
> limiting the ability of software developers to reach their full
> potential, globally. This bug is widely evident in the PC industry.
>
> Steps to repeat:
>
> 1. Visit a local PC store.
>
> What happens:
> 2. Observe that a majority of PCs for sale have non-free software pre-installed.
> 3. Observe very few PCs with Ubuntu and free software pre-installed.
>
> What should happen:
> 1. A majority of the PCs for sale should include only free software like Ubuntu.
> 2. Ubuntu should be marketed in a way such that its amazing features and benefits would be apparent and known by all.
> 3. The system shall become more and more user friendly as time passes.
>
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