$50 laser printer

Carroll Grigsby 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.
>  >>
>  >>
>  >> 
> http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10363245&adid=17070&dcaid=17070
>  >>
>  >> 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!)
> --JJ

FWIW, it's a good idea to check the forums and mail archives at 
www.linuxprinting.org before spending any money.

-- cmg

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