Summary: Admittedly, my wife and I were fashionably late for the high tech party and had a lot of catching up to do. Every piece of hardware and software that we bought required a lot of reading or training from 11 year-olds. The Epson Perfection 2400 was happily the exception to this rule.
Summary: I've had no trouble getting this to work with Windows 98, 2000, or Linux. I've only had it for a week, but so far its done great at doing everything from copying my tax returns to scanning images.
Summary: I'm delighted with this scanner and find that the software works well. I'm using OS10.3.2 without a hitch. I use the scanner for prints only, so I can't comment about scanning slides or film. The scanned images are sharp with excellent color rendition.
Summary: I must say, this is an excellent scanner. It is quick and easy. I upgraded from a scanner that was about 5 years old. What a difference! Paired with my Epson Photo 960 printer, I have my own miniature photo lab!
Summary: Contrary to earlier reviewers, I found the software very easy to use and flexible. It has allowed me to adujust contrast, brightness and a whole slue of other aspects of the print with little effort.
Summary: I mainly use it for scanning slide and negatives while my wife uses it for scanning from paper. I first was sceptical whether the slide/negative scanner would be as good as the dedicated Nikon slide scanners. Surprisingly, so far the answer is: 95%.