$50 laser printer
cgrigs at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 25 15:43:35 UTC 2005
Jack Jackson wrote:
> 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!)
FWIW, it's a good idea to check the forums and mail archives at
www.linuxprinting.org before spending any money.
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