The nightmarish problem of installing a printer

David Brodbeck gull at
Tue Sep 21 23:30:03 UTC 2010

I think conspiracy theories miss the point.  The reason more printers
work on Windows than on FreeBSD is if you don't support Windows, you
can't sell printers to 92% of computer users.  This is an extremely
powerful incentive to spend money on writing Windows drivers.  The
financial incentive is not really there to spend time writing drivers
for FreeBSD.  There just aren't enough FreeBSD users who will buy your
printer to pay for it. It's simple market economics, unfortunately.

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