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Re: [vox] Q: looking for combination device...

Don't try to get all that in one device... you can be sure 
that it will be sub-par in one area or another.  Also if 
anything breaks (and it will) then you have to send off the
whole mess for repair.

If you have a printer and scanner, then you don't need a 
copier -- XSane has a "copy" function that's very convenient.

Answering machine: Pac Bell's voice mail works nicely and 
has the advantage of taking messages for you when the line
is in use.

Fax: There are fax services you can use over the Internet 
for a small fee, or use some software that does faxing via
your modem (sorry I don't have experience with that, but 
I'm pretty sure it can be done with Linux).


-- Rod

On Saturday 13 July 2002 02:21 pm, ME wrote:
> I am looking for something that may not exist, but wanted to ask fellow
> list members if they know of one that comes close and/or where you
> consider a good online business to search.
> I recall combination "Fax" + "Copier" + "Printer" + "Scanner" + "Answering
> machine" all in one. The problem with the unit that I recalled, was they
> only had drivers for Windows 9X and the product was abut 8 years old.
> I am looking for something that contains all of the above tools in one
> unit *and* works for Linux. A SCSI connection would be best followed by
> Parallel and then USB. If you have other suggestions (breaking it down to
> 2 components) they are also welcome.
> The most critical part, of course, is that all functions should work with
> Linux on x86. If any one function is not "there" a separate device can be
> purchased to fill that need - so long as operability with linux is
> "there".
> Suggestions for your favorite Linux friendly hardware products are also
> welcome. (Two I used a year or so ago are no longer "there".
> Thanks!
> -ME

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