Re: Digital camera and Linux
> Addressing other comments in this thread, I too
> considered getting a floppy based camera, since
> floppys are obviously portable to Linux. I rejected
> that idea because it would be a slow, cumbersome
> way to handle that much data. I looked for a
> camera that communicated via a serial interface.
We *had* a serial cable based camera in my department at work.
It wasn't too bad, but we switched to a floppy-based one.
Why ?? Because (this may apply to Windows only...) "special"
software was required along with taking the cable to whoever
wanted to use the camera. Since it was more hassle (or
required too much computer-related work) for 98% of the people
around here, *I* spent too much time downloading everyone
else's pictures. Then, despite the fact that all PCs in the
company are networked, people wanted me to copy the pictures
to a floppy disk !! Needless to say, I didn't... had to try
and explain to them how a networks works...
Now, with the floppy-based camera, a Sony Mavica, by the way,
if someone wants to borrow it, I made sure they had a floppy
or gave them one and I was done. A few did come back to me and
say "show me the pictures". Even then, I had to explain to
them that they're on the floppy. "View 'em yourself".