[SATLUG] Linux-Friendly Printers & Scanners

Marc Ripley misteratomic at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 09:34:03 CDT 2008

I'll have to also vote for HP.  After months of waiting for native
drivers for the newer Kodak cheap inkjets, I settled on a HP 7680
Office Jet AIO with ethernet.
I could not have asked for a better behaving printer.  All functions
work with linux.  In fact, I could not get it working with XP or NT2k.
 XP worked with a buggy driver which prevented the laptop from
shutting down and NT2K was also a bother.  All the linux boxen in the
house print to it perfectly.

HP printer usability and productivity is better in linux.


On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 3:16 PM,  <satlug-request at satlug.org> wrote:
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> Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 14:00:26 -0500
> From: Don Crowder <donguitar at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Linux-Friendly Printers & Scanners
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
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> Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>> I have a new system I want to set-up for my wife, but the drivers for
>> her Lexmark printer-scanner are not ready for prime time.  Since it's
>> several years old, I figured it might be more practical to find a unit
>> that was more Linux-friendly (rather than wait until the drivers are
>> more refined -- which they may never be).
>> What I would like to know is what are your experiences (collectively)
>> with various brands and/or specific models of scanners & printers and
>> what I should be looking for in a new unit.  If possible, I would prefer
>> to go with an all-in-one unit, for space-saving reasons.
> My experience is that just about any HP printer is essentially "Plug and
> Play" in Linux and I've set up enough of them to represent a valid sample.
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