Which dot-matrix printer will work on my Ubuntu 9.10 machine - Old Hardware Warning

Li Li li2005lilly at gmail.com
Thu Apr 22 14:06:44 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com>wrote:

> On 04/21/2010 11:02 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> > There are few reasons to use dot matrix printers anymore besides support
> > for the plethora of legacy software.  Sure, carbon copy is oft. cited,
> > but I seriously doubt carbon copy paper is less expensive than simply
> > spitting out 2 copies collated.  While it's true that lots of things
> > have taken me by surprise over the years, I would be floored to find
> > someone actually manufacturing a dot matrix printer that doesn't support
> > the legacy emulation.  (ps, all the epson usb dot matrix printers I see
> > also support at least parallel, and sevleral models, serial. )
> >
> [snip]
> I don't know of any dot matrix printers being made today. Most of that
> tech.
> was replaced by band printers......132 column stuff. Home and small office
> dot matrix printers died a long time ago.
> Fred
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> A quick check of the on-line retailer Mwave.com shows a dozen or more 80
> column dot-matrix printers from Panasonic, Okidata and others aimed at the
> SOHO market.  Some folks obviously like them or need them and the
> manufacturers and retailers are meeting the demand.

 Don't presume to speak for women, sonny.  By long tradition we keep
politics off this list.  You're new here, maybe you should read


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