[TriLUG] cheap linux-friendly hydras?
trilug at carls.mm.st
Thu Nov 4 11:18:05 EDT 2010
> Care to recommend a hydra (aka all-in-one, i.e. printer/scanner/copier)
> for personal/non-intensive use that is
> * cheap: e.g., less than $250
> * linux-friendly
> * works without a wired ethernet connection (e.g. USB, wireless)
> Why I ask:
> A friend runs windows and has a printer. She likes and uses my hydra (a
> 2-year-old Epson Stylus NX515) enough to want to get one, and I'd like
> to be able to use hers. The main difference between our usage is,
> * she wants to print color more than I do (rather, the page cost of
> color on my hydra prevents me from printing color more than it does
> * I have my hydra wired directly to my router. She has access to her
> building's router only via wireless.
> Any recommendations for this usecase? Feel free to reply to me directly
> or to the list.
I've been happy with a Brother all-in-one inkjet that I've had for
several years. It was cheap to buy (under $100), Linux support for
printing & scanning is good, and the ink cartridges seem
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