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    brand-new scanner compatible with Ubuntu

    Someday I want to buy a brand new laptop computer. I need to make sure that whatever scanner I buy for it will be compatible with the Ubuntu OS. For a while I was looking at buying the Xerox 7600 USB bus powered scanner, but it says Windows only, so I now know I better not buy that one. I need to know of a currently available USB flatbed scanner that is compatible with the Ubuntu OS.

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    Re: brand-new scanner compatible with Ubuntu

    Check out the 'supported devices' page of the sane website it lists the functionality of most scanners.
    http://www.sane-project.org/sane-mfgs.html
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    Re: brand-new scanner compatible with Ubuntu

    I'm in the same boat as the original poster. Problem with the sane supported list is it covers every scanner known to humanity from about a year ago back to the 80s. Which is fabulous if you have a scanner in hand and want to know if/how well it will work, but if you're looking to find out which scanners you're likely to be able to find for sale right now are going to work, it's not a lot of help. There are 248 scanners (as of today) listed on the sane support page as working completely with sane. As you google each one of them individually, you find many of them haven't been sold for years of not decades. If you try the other way and look at current scanners being sold at your favorite online retailer and try and search for these on the sane page, most of them simply aren't listed yet. You can make an educated guess based on whether or not earlier models in the same series were compatable, but that's it. Both of these options are time consuming and frustrating. All I (and I suspect the original poster) want is a list of (say) "five scanners which work with ubuntu which are in stores now" which gets updated every 6 months or so.. Which of course would require someone to volunteer to keep such a list, which isn't a trivial task.

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    Cool Re: brand-new scanner compatible with Ubuntu

    I use an HP all-in-one (printer/scanner/fax/copier) and it works perfectly with the HPLIP software from HP.

    Works great on a network, also.
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    Re: brand-new scanner compatible with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by steveneddy View Post
    I use an HP all-in-one (printer/scanner/fax/copier) and it works perfectly with the HPLIP software from HP.

    Works great on a network, also.
    And what product model is this please.

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