Which Printer?

Manuel McLure manuel at mclure.org
Sat Mar 1 20:51:27 UTC 2008

On Saturday 01 March 2008 11:00:27 David Fletcher wrote:
> On Saturday 01 Mar 2008, John Hansen wrote:
> > I need to buy a new printer as my present HP 840C is getting rather old.
> > What is recommended for use with Kubuntu 7.10? I really only need
> > black/white printing.
> >
> > John
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> Brother provides Linux support:-
> http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/developers.html
> We've got a Brother laser printer at work, already has a network port
> fitted, works fine with a print server running CUPS.
> Dave

HP also provides printer support - they have developed the open-source HPLIP 
(HP Linux Imaging and Printing) package that supports most (over 1000) of 
their printers, scanners and all-in-ones. I'd say that at this time, HP 
provides the best open-source support. I'm happily running both an ancient 
LaserJet 4m Plus and a relatively new Photosmart C6150 All-in-One with no 
problems. I can even check ink levels or transfer photos from the built in 
memory card slots on the Photosmart from Linux using the HPLIP tools.

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