Frank Skomial , Sep 04, 2005; 11:04 p.m.
1. Ask Epson about Linux driver for R1800. Plans to make one if not available. Possibly they may have one for Sun version of Linux desktop ??, or other GUI ? - if so extend your Linux system with the software.
2. Make additional disk partition and install Windows XP. You can have dual boot system. (second best chance)
3. Investigate print packages for Linux, if any supports the new printer R1800. (perhaps less chance).
4. Obtain programmable Java API jar from Epson, and fuctional codes for the R1800. Start writing Lunix devide driver, then sell it back to to Epson, or market it. Make a million $$$ as a side effect.