$50 laser printer

Jack Jackson jackson.linux at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 14:42:51 UTC 2005

Mustafa wrote:
 > Jack Jackson wrote:
 >> Hi, I'm not affiliated with this shop or the Samsung company in any
 >> way, but I bought this B&W laser printer last week and it *ROCKS* -
 >> $50 after rebates.
 >> Worked out of the box on Ubuntu. Fast, fairly quiet and comes with
 >> unix drivers.
 >> **NOTE**: I Have spoken with people in the #ubuntu IRC who have
 >> experienced problems with bottom margins on this machine. You need to
 >> use the ML-1710 driver which comes with Hoary *but* some have
 >> experienced difficulties setting bottom margin. It works perfectly for
 >> me, though, so I assume it's a matter of HMSYHITD (How Many Socks You
 >> Have In The Dryer) or other quasi-untraceable gremlins.
 > i doubt anyone is going to belive your not advertising atleast i don't.
 > but thanks for the info anyway.
 > glad to see printers are shipping with unix drivers.

Yeah, well, maybe I can understand that. But I am simply not. I just 
like supporting printers which ship with *nix drivers. It drives me mad 
that companies who claim *nix friendly products make it so difficult to 
run a flippin printer. I figure the more linux users who buy printers 
which specifically include *nix drivers with the box deserve support.

To me, printing is perhaps the last frontier between Linux and 
mainstream linux on the desktop adoption.

*That's* what I'm advertising: anything which furthers *nix 
compatibility, and any company which produces products which are 
friendly to our community.

(I would point out that my last email referred to the cost of printer 
cartridges, and I used staples, not buy.com, as the supplier. I don't 
work for, or get paid by, staples either!)


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