buying a printer

sdavmor sdavmor at
Fri Jan 22 19:05:13 UTC 2010

Graham Todd wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 15:17:04 -0700 "Karl F. Larsen" 
> <klarsen1 at> uttered these words:
>> Not so. The new printers now all have an agreed on format that 
>> the Linux printer driver provides. You are just out of touch.
> [snipped]
> FWIW, I get my printers free through Freecycle, an organisation 
> active here in the UK and, I believe, in the US.  People who have 
> something they don't want offer to give it away to somebody who 
> wants it, rather than increasingly fill up landfill sites.
> You would be surprised at the number of people who offer to give 
> away printers because they've run out of ink.
> You just have to google to make sure there are no issues with Linux
>  (ie the printer is too old), but I have never had a printer that 
> didn't work under Linux.

Freecycle is a terrific public service. My wife discovered it a few
years ago.  We use it a lot here in Southern California both to
(mostly) give and (sometimes) get computer parts.
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