I've been using Ubuntu as my desktop Linux for so long now, I've forgotten the olden days. The early days. The fighting-with-XFree86-Configs days. The recompile-your-kernel-to-add-a-driver days. The window-manager-setup days. The printer battles. The audio battles.
We've come a long way. Not just Ubuntu, either, I mean any desktop distro.
@twylo If it helps establish context, I'm **STILL** having printer battles on Linux.
I've yet to successfully install CUPS on any distribution at all, including Ubuntu.
Oh dear! Just like the bad old days :(
I've had good luck with printing lately, but I'm not sure why. We have a networked Brother laser printer that's about a decade old. Windows can't even see it, but Ubuntu sees it right out if the box. I bet printer support is really spotty, though.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko