Re: driver for canon pixma mp280 printer
People should stop blaming Ubuntu for everything that does not work quite as well as it does in Windows.
So, I've moved away from Ubuntu - they just can't get printing right IMO.
Ubuntu is produced by Canonical, who build this distro from software written by others under the gpl licence.
Canonical do not write drivers for hardware. If the manufacturers do not produce linux drivers or release the specs of their hardware, then it is down to someone to reverse engineer the windows driver & create some sort of linux driver.
Linux is written by people with an interest in it for people with an interest & understanding to use.
Linux is a FREE os, Windows is not.
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