XP inside 10.04

Preston Hagar prestonh at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 20:51:24 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM, Ric Moore <wayward4now at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-07-31 at 00:07 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
>> While I was using Windows XP years ago I had Canon gear. I gave it all
>> away because it was not linux friendly and now have HP or Epson which
>> are linux friendly.
> I'm still sending hate mail to HP for the stinking printer I bought, one
> that eats ink like there is no tomorrow. (HP PSC-1510)
> Their response?? "You shouldn't have purchased an entry level printer."
> "It's old now and breaking down". (it's a little more than 2 years old)
> I'd like to get more than 30-40 pages of print before buying $20 worth
> of ink. I've read some great things about Kodak and their design, too
> bad they don't support Linux. Ric

As a side note (not to get things even more OT), I would recommend
looking into the Brother all in ones (I have the MFC-5440CN, I think a
fairly equivalent version is the MFC-295CN).  You can get them for
around $100 USD and replace all 4 ink cartridges in them for about $12
(from abcink.com at least) (probably get 500-1000 pages per cartridge
depending on what I print and how fast I use them since they dry out
eventually like all ink jets).  They release Linux drivers for all
functions (scan, fax, print), although they are mostly binary blobs
(they work really well though).  I actually have mine hooked up to my
home network, and I can scan straight to my home Linux server from the
machine.  Their brscan software comes with scripts that you can easily
modify to do whatever you want (change the format, sort the document
somehow, OCR it, etc.)  I bought mine refurbished in 2007 and haven't
had a single problem yet.  I have had several friends and family
members buy them as well (most use Windows) with no complaints.

I have had several people I have talked to go out and buy one (Staples
has a good sale on them right now if you are in the US), instead of
spending the money to replace HP cartridges.

Anyway, just thought I would throw that out there in case anyone was
looking for nice, inexpensive Linux friendly printers.


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