[OT] Linux Printers

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Mon Sep 10 22:20:31 MDT 2007


Joseph Hall wrote:
> I hate to go off topic by asking about something Linux related, but I
> need some opinions, preferably on Linux-friendly printers. Can anyone
> direct me to a good Linux-friendly printer that is currently on the
> market? I'm not looking for much. At the moment, I only have the
> occasional file that I need to print out (mostly airline boarding
> passes for work), but I'm sure that if I brought a printer home, my
> wife would be interested in printing out photos.
> 
> Does anyone have any current printers that they have found to work
> reasonably well in recent Linux distros?

FWIW, don't buy a Samsung printer/scanner combo like I did.  The
hardware is good, but even though they advertise Linux compatibility,
the driver is a proprietary binary blob.  I'll do HP or Epson next time.

Shane




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