buying a printer

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Fri Jan 22 20:35:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> sdavmor wrote:
>> 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.
>        Sounds like a good idea! And yes if the age of the free
> printer is more than about 5 years you will be good to check
> Google first.
I'd always check google. Just personal choice
<Googles Freecycle to see if there is a local location>

> 73 Karl
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