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Re: [vox-tech] Printer Recommendation?



O cool...  I guess the support has now been added to Linux.  Thanks!

-Mark


On Mon, 15 Nov 2004, Edward Elliott wrote:

> 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:
> 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:
> 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:
> 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:
> 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:
> Re: -Mark
> Re:
> Re:
> Re: On Sun, 14 Nov 2004, Robert G. Scofield wrote:
> Re:
> 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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