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Hardware on Ubuntu, once again

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 17:54 — 0 comments Edit

This is really getting ridiculous. Today I wanted to scan some document, and after some googling and searching I found out that the old & crappy USB Scanner I have here (Mustek Bearpaw 1200 CU) doesn’t work on Mac OS X, does theoretically work on Windows XP, but the driver is so bad it crashes the OS all the time, but getting it to work on Ubuntu is trivial.

I still remember the times when hardware support on Linux was really bad, and getting your Wifi to work was a matter of luck. For Wifi is hear it’s still not totally easy, but my experience with Windows is that it’s no better on the Wifi front…


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