[Wine] re: Help installing application

M Thompson mexbeachbum at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 10:20:42 CDT 2007

I'm not sure what the question/problem is (I think I've missed an email or
two) but I have two HP printers that work very well with Ubuntu and I've
read that Hp printers are well supported under Linux.  The HP website even
has linux material (
As for the rest, you are absolutely right about compatibility issues,
Googling and reading reviews before making purchases.  In my case , I bought
a new Canon printer before I even heard of Ubuntu Linux and that was
unfortunate.  It had issues even with Windows because of software, but it
did work with Linux just lost some functionality.  Pretty much everything
else I own is HP (no I don't work for them - they are just affordable good
products and they are starting to support opensource.)  I hope this helps.

On 7/13/07, L. Rahyen <research at science.su> wrote:
> On Friday July 13 2007 11:53, Detlef Riekenberg wrote:
> > On Sa, 2007-07-07 at 19:56 +0000, L. Rahyen wrote:
> > > I recommend you to buy something from Lexmark or Epson.
> >
> > Many Lexmark Printing-Products does not work on Linux:
> > http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Lexmark
>         I know. This is exactly why I recommend to use Google to find out
> real-word
> compatibility before the actual purchase. In fact, Epson have some
> unsupported models too. And as far as I know ALL manufacturers have
> devices
> (including printer) which isn't compatible.
>         And this is may be a problem even under Windows; for example even
> such simple
> thing like USB data-cable for relatively old phone with a camera doesn't
> work
> at all in most major versions of Windows including XP (both SP1 and SP2).
> Fortunatelly, it does work with the Linux driver perfectly.
>         My HP scanner works only under Windows but its program for
> scanning is
> terrible. And even worse, its driver even "forgot" to turn off the light
> in
> the scanner in many cases. No matter what version of Windows you are using
> -
> it will never work perfectly.
>         I want to say here that compatibility is always an issue no matter
> what
> operating system you are using; and of course real convenience of use is
> also
> very important: you probably don't want "supported" device with terrible
> software and buggy driver like my HP scanner.
>         Fortunatelly, since I use Google before doing the actual purchase
> I have no
> (major) problems with my new devices including printer! Just read what
> others
> think about the device you going to buy and find out how good it is in
> real-world applications. I don't say that this will prevent all possible
> problems but this will save you a lot of money and time no matter what
> platform you are using.
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