Before we get stuck into the meat of the post, I'd like to introduce you to my problem.
I love Ubuntu especially now, it's gorgeous and wonderful and since Windows 8 is petrifying to say the least I would like to switch back to it.
Why did I leave? My printer. I, like most newbs struggle with drivers and installing hardware and when presented with a tar.gz file, get spooked.
No matter where I Googled or posted, nobody had any information as to how I could install my printer and scanner and it drove me crazy to the point of saying bye to Linux.
I want to come back but only if my printer will work properly. It's a Canon MF3010 lazer printer with a scanner built in and someone on another post said they'd installed the printer and it was working but not the scanner. Upon asking how they did it, there was no reply.
Any ideas as to how to install it would save my life.