Summary: I tried for a while, thinking that somehow, there might be a need for a portable scanner when I'm out of town on business. So I started looking into what it would take to install and use this scanner on a laptop running Fedora 14 64-bit Linux. Short answer: it can't be done. Apparently when it comes to this little scanner, all you have is a worthless Work Area Reduction Unit unless you use it with the proprietary drivers, which of course are only available for Windows.
Summary: This scanner didn't do half of what the ad said it would do. I bought it to scan color photos, (Which it failed to do). It dumps a lot of software onto your hard drive and it does not uninstall in a clean fashion. You have to hunt down all the crap it stored and "Force Remove" the garbage out of your system. It scanned Black and White materials perfectly, but no color.
Summary: Summary: The Visioneer Strobe 220 has great specs, moderate performance and is absolutely 5-10 years behind in user interface. The installation even feels older. That said, it scans OK and the software bundle includes the excellent Omnipage Professional 15 and the venerable Paperport 11. Pros: Nice bundle with scanner hardware, drivers, OCR software (Omnipage Pro 15) and organizer software (Paperport 11). These appear to be full versions and work in their function.
Summary: I have had a series of Stobe XP Scanners over the past 8 years and I have been very happy with all of them. I had to buy a new Visioneer scanner because my XP 200 was not compatible with Vista. I had to return the first Strobe XP 220 because the paper feed jammed frequently. The second unit is not sensitive enough to sense thin paper or receipts. I will have to return this unit also. Out of frustration I bought the ScanSnap S300.