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Re: [News] GNU/Linux Desktop Good for All the Family

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____/ bbgruff on Tuesday 29 Sep 2009 22:59 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Monday, 28 September, 2009
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | When I got back from doing that, I got a phone call from one of
>> | my sisters. I had given her my momâs old machine with Ubuntu
>> | Linux installed on it, and she had a bunch of questions. I was
>> | able to answer all but two of them. Those two I had no experience
>> | with. Her first question was how do you install a printer driver
>> | on Linux? I had her bring up the Printers support dialog and her
>> | printer was already there. She was amazed, considering her
>> | experience with Windows on that subject.
>> `----
>> http://www.blogicalthoughts.com/?p=1539
> Months ago, we had somebody round with a tiny HP printer (forget the model
> number) that's designed just to print 6"x4" photos.
> I was quite game to try it on Linux (HP usually install easily?), so rather
> than fire-up a Windows partition and use her CD, I first said "Just try
> plugging it into one of those USBs" on my ubuntu machine.
> She did, switched on, and I moved the mouse intending to bring up the
> printer dialog.  Before I could click anything, a box popped up saying "You
> HP XXX is ready to print"!
> I don't know who was most dumfounded, me or her!

It'sBetterWithLinux. :-)

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