@kyle I just wish some portable scanners were too... (looking at you Epson)
I have had the same experience with my Samsung M2070FW and a Brother printer but scanners are still a nightmare to get working.
@kyle I’ve had my canon ip4500 inkjet since 2006 or so. I’d been happily printing on it for over a decade on MacOS, manually flipping pages when I needed a 2-sided print until I switched to Linux and noticed a duplex option in the setup (which was not there on the Mac)... ☝️
For B/W it really is plug and play, but color needs work. Color printing just worked on OSX, while I still haven’t gotten my color profiles right on Linux. Another (extreme) case: https://www.davidrevoy.com/article757/the-english-book-printed-project-production-report-3
@kyle ive lately had that happen to a canon printer over the network