JP Vossen on 14 Aug 2009 11:58:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Recommendations for linux-friendly scanner?

 > Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:40:48 -0400
 > From: Greg Helledy <>
 > Someone recently posted about Brother having good linux support.
 > I'm interested in getting a scanner (probably flatbed) for home use,
 > but I see Brother doesn't offer them, at least in the US (they do have
 > multifunction machines with inkjet printing).

The Brother MFC-9840CDW (high-end color laser) that I was talking about 
does have a flat-bed scanner, with a page feeder.  Once I installed the 
Linux drivers it Just Works over Ethernet using X-Sane, and I'm very 
happy with it for scanning, printing and copying (I don't really use fax).

I know that's not really what you are looking for, but that's the best I 
can do.  It might possibly be worth getting the ink-jet just to use the 
scanner part, if no one else has a better idea.

Best I can do, HTH,
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