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dubigrasu 12 Apr
Saw recently this Ubuntu on a AI doc:

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And I also remembered this Lone Gunmen (X-Files spin-off) episode:

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ysblokje 13 Apr
Here's one for the Dutch among us : The sketch series "Toren C" featured ubuntu on most if not all of their desktops at least in the early years.

Toren C, Printing

From Original sketch. , quite recognizable... printing in the 2000s was never fun ;)

edit : modified image link

Last edited by ysblokje on 13 April 2021 at 8:47 am UTC
dubigrasu 13 Apr
Quoting: ysblokjeprinting in the 2000s was never fun ;)
It still isn't for some printers, I have some HP/whatever printer that I could never made it to work in Linux, and I keep a W7 on a laptop just for it.
slaapliedje 14 Apr
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: ysblokjeprinting in the 2000s was never fun ;)
It still isn't for some printers, I have some HP/whatever printer that I could never made it to work in Linux, and I keep a W7 on a laptop just for it.
This always seems odd to me, HP has literally THE best linux support on their printers. I set up a new system and basically it detects my Laserjet on the network and installs the drivers pretty much right when I open the printer dialog.
slaapliedje 14 Apr
Quoting: dubigrasuSaw recently this Ubuntu on a AI doc:

Screenshot

And I also remembered this Lone Gunmen (X-Files spin-off) episode:

Screenshot

I still need to finish the last few episodes of X-files, I like that they made a ghost in the machine episode mentioning the Lone Gunmen. Man that was one of Fox's shortest lived series, next to The Tick. Even Firefly had a few more episodes made than either of those two. Both were great series too. At least Firefly lives on in comics and books. The Tick.. I think got canceled yet again by Amazon?
ysblokje 14 Apr
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: ysblokjeprinting in the 2000s was never fun ;)
It still isn't for some printers, I have some HP/whatever printer that I could never made it to work in Linux, and I keep a W7 on a laptop just for it.
This always seems odd to me, HP has literally THE best linux support on their printers. I set up a new system and basically it detects my Laserjet on the network and installs the drivers pretty much right when I open the printer dialog.

I used to work at big installer / building company as an admin and I have mixed memories when it comes to HP.
Remember GDI printers? HP had those too, and what was worse the printerdrivers were sabotaged in such a manner that sharing the printer from a windows machine was also impossible. (even between windows machines)
Yes HP has a lot of supported printers but they pulled a lot of shit too. Same can be said for Brother and a lot of others. I had great working brother printers and completely b0rked ones.

I got a Samsung Xpress MFP for free a few years ago and that works great, that's a HP in disguise. The neat trick with that one is that it has Airprint / Airscan for apple, so it works "driverless" with cups and via a patched Xsane driver.

Anyway that's enough off-topic for me.
slaapliedje 15 Apr
Quoting: ysblokje
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: ysblokjeprinting in the 2000s was never fun ;)
It still isn't for some printers, I have some HP/whatever printer that I could never made it to work in Linux, and I keep a W7 on a laptop just for it.
This always seems odd to me, HP has literally THE best linux support on their printers. I set up a new system and basically it detects my Laserjet on the network and installs the drivers pretty much right when I open the printer dialog.

I used to work at big installer / building company as an admin and I have mixed memories when it comes to HP.
Remember GDI printers? HP had those too, and what was worse the printerdrivers were sabotaged in such a manner that sharing the printer from a windows machine was also impossible. (even between windows machines)
Yes HP has a lot of supported printers but they pulled a lot of shit too. Same can be said for Brother and a lot of others. I had great working brother printers and completely b0rked ones.

I got a Samsung Xpress MFP for free a few years ago and that works great, that's a HP in disguise. The neat trick with that one is that it has Airprint / Airscan for apple, so it works "driverless" with cups and via a patched Xsane driver.

Anyway that's enough off-topic for me.
For randomness, I bought a non-color laser printer that is a Samsung, would have to look up the model again (M2571N?) That is networked, USB.. and most importantly, a Centronics interface! I have successfully used it on my Atari 8bits and Apple IIGS and Linux. Talk about a versatile thing! Supports the old Epson and IBM proprinter languages. Only thinga that would make it better would be color support and a continuous sheet feeder for the print shop banners!
CFWhitman 15 Apr
Quoting: ysblokje
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: dubigrasu
Quoting: ysblokjeprinting in the 2000s was never fun ;)
It still isn't for some printers, I have some HP/whatever printer that I could never made it to work in Linux, and I keep a W7 on a laptop just for it.
This always seems odd to me, HP has literally THE best linux support on their printers. I set up a new system and basically it detects my Laserjet on the network and installs the drivers pretty much right when I open the printer dialog.

I used to work at big installer / building company as an admin and I have mixed memories when it comes to HP.
Remember GDI printers? HP had those too, and what was worse the printerdrivers were sabotaged in such a manner that sharing the printer from a windows machine was also impossible. (even between windows machines)
Yes HP has a lot of supported printers but they pulled a lot of shit too. Same can be said for Brother and a lot of others. I had great working brother printers and completely b0rked ones.

I got a Samsung Xpress MFP for free a few years ago and that works great, that's a HP in disguise. The neat trick with that one is that it has Airprint / Airscan for apple, so it works "driverless" with cups and via a patched Xsane driver.

Anyway that's enough off-topic for me.

That's interesting because I have an old Xerox laser printer that is actually a Samsung printer in disguise. It doesn't have any official drivers for any Windows newer than XP. These days it is automatically recognized by Linux. I have it attached to my media server and served out through CUPS. It is automatically available to just about anything I attach to my network, including Windows 10 machines and Android devices as an IPP printer.
The_Aquabat 16 Apr
well this is a very old video from a TV news show here about Hyakutake Comet that passed very close to the earth on the nineties... a few days ago it was the anniversary and I was revisiting some of this old videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fil2CmDzi3o

this is really old damm, but this looks like Caldera Linux to me (or Red Hat), this is really rare some people using Linux on 1996 (don't know what distro it is, but that's the CDE desktop though)
or maybe this is Solaris 2?

https://i.imgur.com/EOVtx0p.jpg

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 16 April 2021 at 3:42 am UTC
slaapliedje 16 Apr
Quoting: The_Aquabatwell this is a very old video from a TV news show here about Hyakutake Comet that passed very close to the earth on the nineties... a few days ago it was the anniversary and I was revisiting some of this old videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fil2CmDzi3o

this is really old damm, but this looks like Caldera Linux to me (or Red Hat), this is really rare some people using Linux on 1996 (don't know what distro it is, but that's the CDE desktop though)
or maybe this is Solaris 2?

https://i.imgur.com/EOVtx0p.jpg
The other one that's somewhat interesting of a topic is spotting Linux out in the wild. Lowe's for example uses Redhat on their terminals throughout their stores. And I've seen Ubuntu used in car oil shops, like Jiffy Lube
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