I will have to admit. Ever since I graduated college and got my job around 4 years ago, I somehow didn’t need to print stuff at home as much. Not that I print house stuff at the office, ahem, but without school reports to submit, there just isn’t that much stuff to print. And I stopped printing photos as well. It was too much of a hassle buying photo paper from the always crowded CD-R king, printing them, cutting them, blah blah blah.
I was a Windows (power) user until a few months after I got my current job. So for the first time in years, I find a place to put my old HP Deskjet 3845 and plug it into my computer running the latest Ubuntu, 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. It was too quiet, kinda spooky, except for the little icon on the taskbar that looked like a printer. I dunno, I must’ve been too long in the Windows world. When you plug in your printer, there are no pesky popups, no dialags asking for driver CDs, not even a dialog telling you “Hey, I’m a install a printer, dawg. Hit the Next button. And after I install it, you gonna have to click on Finish. ayt?”