Saturday, March 17, 2007

My network MFC scanner works with OS X 10.4.9 Image capture

A year ago I bought a Brother [1] networkable multifunction device the MFC-7820N. I wrote a series of short articles all stuffed into one blog post about various issues and solutions for XP and OS X. I like the machine, but it's strictly for geeks. We have a long way to go before this type of device works reliably for the non-geek [2].

Anyway, today I discovered OS X Image Capture will pull in a scan over the network! Neat. I don't know if would always do that or if it's the result of various updates. Anyway, I added a note on how to do it at the end of the old blog posting.

[1] There's no connection to the typewriter company my father new in the 1950s or so. All these old brand names have been bought up by Chinese companies.

[2] I think Apple would have to resell it with their software to make it regular person friendly. At twice the price of course!

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