It makes no sense that a free, open source operating system would not have decent drivers
I would just like to clarify one thing about Linux vs Windows drivers.
Microsoft does not write or provide hardware drivers for printers
video cards, scanners or most of the other hardware we use.
The hardware manufacturer provides Microsoft with the drivers to
be included on the Windows install CD.Of course if they didn't
provide them can you imagine the sh*t storm that would cause.
The fact that the manufacturers of the hardware do not generally
write drivers for Linux does not make that the fault of
the Linux Distro in question.
They write drivers for Windows because if they didn't nobody would
buy their hardware.Nvidia writes very good drivers for Linux,
ATI does not, as a result I don't use an ATI card.
The open source drivers included in Linux distros are reverse
engineered because the manufacturer will not provide either
a driver or the source code required to easily write one.
If Linux can get enough market share the manufacturers will
have to write drivers for it or lose business.
Yep, it's all about the money.
Where can I get some REAL Canon MP830 drivers
You should direct your ire at Canon where it belongs.
They're the ones who didn't write a Linux driver because
there's not enough money in it for them.
Good luck getting them to write one for you.
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