[TriLUG] Printer Recommendation
william at trilug.org
Tue Feb 8 18:08:51 EST 2005
If you're willing to go black and white (sounds like maybe not if the wife
has her way), I highly reccommend HP laserjet jetdirect. I have a 4100N
that I got refurb from pcconnection a few years ago (at a steal of a
price), and the thing has been a pure dream under Linux, Windows, and OSX.
On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Matt Pusateri wrote:
> Hello all,
> I think this was covered on the list a couple of months ago, but I
> thought I would welcome any new comments.
> I am in the market for a new printer. My wife and kids would like
> color, I personally don't care. Budget is limited so, so color lasers
> even the cheap ones are probably out. Anyone have a good
> recommendation that works well under *nix? It will be shared via CUPS
> or more likely samba with winderz boxen of my wife and kids. I have a
> Okidata 400e laser that is old and still works, although I am having
> cups problems with it. <sarcasm> hm, what a surprise cups is hard to
> get working </sarcasm>. Anyhow I'm probably looking for a deskjet. I
> like epson's single color cartridges and have been fairly disappointed
> in the HP offerings the last couple of years. Although there is
> something to be said for HP's print head being in the cartridge.
> Finally do any of the All In One units work under *nix with all the
> features working. Since my scanner broke, it would be nice to have a
> scanner again, but not really necesarry for the small number of times
> I have to scan.
> And yes, I have been to linuxprinting.org.
> Thoughts, comments much appreciated.
> Matt Pusateri
8003 Benaroya Ln B-7
Huntsville AL 35802
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