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I’m seeking to purchase a Hewlett-Packard all-in-one device (printer, scanner, copier, fax) that is network-enabled and works with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04. It must also print color and black-and-white. I realize there is an Ubuntu WiKi listing compatible printers (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupport/) but I’d like to hear from Ubuntu users directly.
Can anyone recommend specific HP small office printer(s) that meet my needs as described above?
I want plug-and-play installation. Once I activate the printer on my office network, I want it to be super-easy for my desktops (Ubuntu/Dell PC, Mac OS laptop and Windows XP/Sony PC) to find the printer on the network and connect to it. No driver headaches. No endless hours searching support forums for guidance.
When Sun announced a major open source initiative targeting small and midsize businesses this week, a lot of people failed to realize that Sun would include servers certified for Ubuntu. Here’s the scoop, from our sister site, The VAR Guy (www.thevarguy.com).
When the next version of Ubuntu Linux ships in April, there’s a reasonable chance that server vendors could start jumping on the Ubuntu bandwagon by May or so, according to our sister Web site, www.thevarguy.com. Here’s The VAR Guy’s complete post:
Ubuntu 8.04, code-named Hardy Heron, will contain several significant server-focused enhancements. Ars Technica offers readers a pretty comprehensive look at an Alpha release of the operating system upgrade.Canonical, the organization that backs Ubuntu, is quietly working behind the scenes to line up server support for the new operating system. Dell insiders say they are keeping a close eye on Ubuntu Server, and many bloggers have speculated that the PC giant would certify its servers for Ubuntu. But Dell’s official corporate blog, Direct2Dell, has been very quiet about that potential move.
Canonical, meanwhile, is walking a fine line as it evangelizes Ubuntu for the server but also tries not to hype its server initiative. Continue reading →
Google frequently hosts “tech talks” to help employees understand key trends in IT. One recent tech talk, delivered by Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon, focused on Ubuntu.
Bacon, who also spoke recently at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), shares his vision for the future of the Linux desktop community. The video runs slightly more than one hour, but provides some key insights for those who are just getting up to speed on Linux and Ubuntu.