I don’t want to bang on about how great Ubuntu linux is. Well, actually, I do. It’s great.
Last night I had to scan in a whole stack of forms to send off to The Professionals. My friends in sunny north London have an HP PSC 1205 all-in-one printer/scanner/copier/juicer. I plugged it in to my Aspire One running a tweaked Ubuntu, and started searching the HP site for drivers... but no, there was no need to do this. Ubuntu came up trumps yet again -- the printer and the scanner were recognised straight away.
I used the pre-installed XSane image scanner which is pretty darned comprehensive bit of kit, and managed to scan it all without a hitch. It took a little while to work out the controls, just because there are so many options for batch scanning and the like. But not bad at all. I am impressed :)
Shame about the juicer…