[Scribus] printing canon printers

Frank Gaude' tanzen
Sat Apr 2 19:08:44 CEST 2005

Hello, Peter!

Yes, I'm sure some Linux companies have paid some hardware companies to gain 
knowledge of their items. I guess this is what free enterprise is all about.

When you think of the high-end graphics programs, you know the ones I mean, 
you can see what refined software cost in our marketplace.

When I think of where the desktop market was in 1980 compared to now, wow! 
We have seen lots of changes with players coming and going, especially in 
the Unix market, with CP/M, Atari, and others dropping by the way side. 
Microsoft has got to take the cake for capturing such a large market share, 
coming from their start in 1978 with MSBASIC. <grin>

I'm sure as time goes on and Linux getting more users on the desktop, 
especially in graphics, companies like Canon, Adobe, and many of the rest 
will come around to finding it in their financial interest to support fully 
the open source OS and its many distributions.

Thanks for the search suggestion, Peter.


From: "Peter Nermander" <m8130 at abc.se>

>> From what I've seen companies
>> that are marketing to prime time businesses and individuals, e.g., 
>> Linare,
>> Linspire, Xandros, seem to have a better time with the drivers than the
>> others.
> It's not a matter of spending time, it's a matter of spending money.
> Supporting any piece of hardware means you need to know how the hardware 
> works.
> You need to know commands, how data shall be formated etc. The only one 
> who can
> tell you that is the hardware manufacturer. And if the won't tell you for 
> free
> you have to pay them for the information.
> Do a search for "open hardware" and you'll get some informative reading.
> /Peter

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