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Re: Looking for ratings of all-in-one printers for Linux (Ubuntu in particular)

On Tue 10 Jul 2018 at 12:53:20 -0500, David Wright wrote:

> On Mon 09 Jul 2018 at 19:05:52 (-0400), Dan Ritter wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:53:44PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:39:29PM -0400, Dan Ritter wrote:
> > > > You're both missing the main point, which is that a Brother
> > > > printer with BRscript/3 is essentially a Postscript printer, and
> > > > you can treat it as one. No drivers needed.
> I'm not really interested in a PostScript printer per se, but in a
> printer that handles PDFs natively. Is this the same thing?
> > > So you can use it as an all-in-one postscript printer/scanner?
> > 
> > You can use it as a printer. As far as I know there is no such
> > thing as a "postscript scanner".

The adjective refers to the printer not the scanner. So you are (in
your misunderstanding) are correct.
> What I would understand by the expression "postscript scanner" is
> something that scans a document and yields a PDF file. I think

An interesting thought.

> a lot of scanners (most?) will also scan to a JPEG file.

Only if the SANE frontend supports it.

> > The Brother all-in-ones tend to have "scan-to-network" abilities,
> > though, and that doesn't require a driver -- just an internal
> > FTP or SAMBA server to receive the files. My workplace has a 
> > bunch of these. Walk up, select Scan, select Network, and put
> > your document(s) in. You get PDFs or TIFFs in your filesystem.
> That's the sort of thing, but I'm used to it writing the files
> onto a USB stick (and prefer that).

Try using a Brother aio on linux without the non-free Brother-provided
brscan-skey software. If that isn't a "driver" - what is?