I've been using Linux for a long time and as has anyone who has done so, printers, scanners and basically anything else that does not have a USB storage interface is a risky proposition.
Not so with the Brother MFC-465CN.
My setup process (on Ubuntu Hardy/8.04):
- Set up hardware as suggested in manual
- Skip software installation and connect printer to network via ethernet
- sudo apt-get install brother-lpr-drivers-extra brother-cups-wrapper-extra
- System->Administration->Printing->Test page
- sudo apt-get install xsane sane
- Get brsane2 driver (read the instructions!)
- Launch xsane and test scanner
I don't even want to remember what it used to be LIKE before. Brother has GPLed their printer driver which is probably part of the reason it was so easy to set up. Great job Brother and many thanks to the Open Source fairy.