I wrote an article on my blog about printers in Linux...most new users I've run across turn away from Linux because of printer support. So instead of just calling up my manufacturer like I've always done when a printer isn't supported, I started an online petition so that I can point the printer manufacturers to that instead...perhaps quite a large number will get their attention
The number 1 reason given by the manufacturers (for quite a few years now) for not supporting is always the same, "At this time, the low user base of Linux does not merit the expense of developing our software to fit those needs." If we get enough signatures on the petition...perhaps their eyes will open a bit. Anyways, check out the online petition and sign if you'd like to:
Thanks to all those who want to help out!