Most Linux friendly scanner manufacturers?
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#17: Which scanner for Ubuntu?
How to chose a scanner?
Beside the usual main specs (dpi, usb / other, etc.) and the obvious Linux support (by SANE), which scanner manufacturers are more friendly to linux?
2.7. Is there support from scanner-vendors?
Vendors react differently to SANE. Some vendors cooperate with SANE developpers by giving the specifications of their scannersi, some with a non-disclosure agreement. Examples are UMAX for their SCSI-scanners, Epson.
HP is working on SANE-drivers for their scanners.
Mustek is quite helpfull concerning their USB scanners.
Brother-users may find http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/sane_drivers.html usefull.
Note that this list of vendors is not complete. If you know about vendors that are helpfull, drop a mail.
Some other vendors actively ignore anything that is not Windows thus limiting the sales of their scanners.
re: HP, see:
another related wiki page.