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Re: Documentation Standards was Re: [ox-en] UserLinux


On Montag 08 Dezember 2003 11:04, Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
On Mon, Dec 08, 2003 at 12:59:21AM [PHONE NUMBER REMOVED], Thomas Uwe 
Gruettmueller wrote:

My first printer came along with a usable handbook that
explained the protocol idiot-proof. So, I could easily write
a small Basic program that loaded a bitmap graphic and then
sent it to the printer.

Please. Printers are *much* harder to set up under Linux than
under Windows.

What I tried to say was that controlling the undocumented HP 
Deskjet 500C (my second printer) from Windows is much harder 
than controlling the well documented STAR LC-10 (my first 
printer) from an Atari or any other system.

Of course, it is easy to set up the proprietary driver, and then 
to print something with Paintbrush, Write or any other 
application, but if I want to print anything myself, I have to 
learn how to use the GDI API. This is very complicated compared 
with programming a STAR LC-10 directly.

Although my old STAR printer is still functional, I don't really 
want to use it anymore. It is loud and slow, it can only use 
endless paper, and its maximum resulution is 240x216 dpi. But I 
hope that my fifth printer will be as easy to be used as my 
first printer was.

Thomas }:o{#
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