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It would be interesting to see what HP has managed to feed back into Debian. And does any of that cash get back to Debian?
Big Debian Linux Payday For HP (InternetNews)
Posted Feb 24, 2007 1:35 UTC (Sat) by joey (subscriber, #328)
Posted Feb 24, 2007 2:52 UTC (Sat) by hmh (subscriber, #3838)
Posted Feb 24, 2007 1:37 UTC (Sat) by sjj (subscriber, #2020)
Posted Feb 24, 2007 2:57 UTC (Sat) by mattdm (subscriber, #18)
Posted Feb 24, 2007 5:09 UTC (Sat) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
The reason they have that stuff by default is because they want printers to be plug-n-play. HP is one of the very companies that produces and supports fully open source drivers for their consumer-style printer stuff.
That and Epson Avasys has some open source drivers (under GPl and some under their own public license) also, but I don't know a whole lot about them.
HP, in some ways, kicks ass. They've been supporting Debian on some types of their hardware for several years now.
Posted Feb 25, 2007 22:06 UTC (Sun) by moxfyre (subscriber, #13847)
I have a 5-year-old HP laptop which has (more or less) withstood an *incredible* amount of abuse (though the screen hinges don't work and I can't find replacements). I like most of their hardware a lot. They've historically been almost as cheap as the white box guys, but with support almost as good as Dell's, I'd say. I have done a couple of warranty repairs with them and been very pleased.
Posted Feb 27, 2007 2:59 UTC (Tue) by sjj (subscriber, #2020)
Posted Mar 1, 2007 10:08 UTC (Thu) by jond (subscriber, #37669)
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