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Re: [vox-tech] Printer Recommendation?

Mark - a note on the Lexmark issue. I also happen to have a Lexmark, a Z51. I never got it working under Gentoo. But just a day or two ago I installed Fedora Core 3 (and updated it via Yum). I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was listed in the printer list for Lexmark and printed with no problems. No need for any special commands or editing of config files, just clicked on the Z51 in the dialog box and it worked just like. This is the ease of use that will make the Linux desktop very appealing to the general person.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark K. Kim" <lugod@cbreak.org>
To: "lugod's technical discussion forum" <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Printer Recommendation?
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 16:13:48 -0800 (PST)

Re: Yeah, I agree with the others.  HP's inkjet quality is not as good as some
Re: of the other vendors.  When I was working, we had an old Xerox
Re: printer and the latest greatest HP all-in-one printer and the Xerox
Re: beat HP in printer quality hands-down no contest oh-so-obvious when
Re: we tried to print business cards on glossy paper.
Re: I'd buy HP inkjet only because it's easier finding compatible Linux
Re: driver, but since Rod and Rick has some good references for other vendors
Re: I wouldn't even think about HP inkjet.  HP *laserjet* (1100) has been
Re: really good for me, though, except for that one time but it turned out to
Re: be a manufacturing defect and HP took the first step to contact me before
Re: I thought about contacting them (one of the good things about registering
Re: your product.)  Everything's working peachy now, and I'm still using a
Re: toner from ~3 years ago that I got from OfficeMax at discounted price
Re: because it was mispriced and I called it on them... =)
Re: For my parents, I got them a Lexmark all-in-one (inkjet) printer, but it
Re: has absolutely no Linux suport.  Lexmark is generally bad with Linux
Re: support, apparently.  But I could still print to that printer from my
Re: Linux box via the LAN using some postscript wrapper driver.  That still
Re: needs the printer to be hooked up to a Windows box, though.
Re: For me, the hardest part about shopping for inkjet printers is that most
Re: computer places that I shop at lack choice.  Since I look for printers
Re: other than HP, that limits my choice quite a bit.  These days I look for
Re: all-in-one (with fax capability if at all possible) since the price
Re: difference is so little and you get all other stuff with the printer.
Re: That limits the choice to about 2-3 printers per store (with half of them
Re: without fax capability), none of which are listed in the Linux
Re: compatibility chart I take with me (if I take one.)  So I generally pick
Re: one based on the vendor, which usually turns out to be incompatible with
Re: Linux.  That seems to be same with every piece of hardware these days.
Re: It's much easier if you buy online, though.  Anyway, something to think
Re: about!
Re: -Mark
Re: On Sun, 14 Nov 2004, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
Re: > I was wondering if someone could recommend an inkjet printer for Linux use.
Re: >
Re: > My printer will cost more to repair than it will cost for me to buy a
Re: > new one.  I'm not using Linux now because of a motherboard problem.  I'm
Re: > a 100% Windows98 user.  But I will get a new computer as soon as I get
Re: > the money, and so need to plan for future Linux use.
Re: >
Re: > As a Windows user I'm leaning toward Epson.  I've heard that the inks
Re: > are better than HP inks in that they do not run as much if the paper
Re: > gets wet.  In addition, Epson has 3 or 4 separate color ink cartridges.
Re: > So if you run out of yellow you get a yellow cartridge instead of having
Re: > to pay $40 or so for one color cartridge like you have to do with an HP.
Re: >
Re: > As a past and future Linux user I'm leaning toward HP because HP makes
Re: > Linux drivers.  SuSE 9.0 had the HP drivers and it was nice being able
Re: > to easily choose different printing options.  I don't know whether or
Re: > nor there is as much driver support for an Epson.
Re: >
Re: > So what do people recommend for Linux?
Re: >
Re: > Thank you.
Re: >
Re: > Bob
Re: >
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