[CALUG] MFCs & Linux
r-link at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 17 20:18:40 CDT 2006
Thanks -- point taken about HP. They were my first thought, but read of
many paper handling problems on the machines I was interested in. Maybe
I need to move up the scale, will probably keep the machine for many
years and maybe more expensive will be cheaper in the long run.
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
> Hard to say. However, every distro I have seen has driven every printer
> I have tried, and there seems to be a big database of them. I would
> guess that HP, given their professional heritage, would likely work, and
> expect that the cheaper printers would give you problems.
> As mentioned, a Jet Direct card, or anything acting like a print server
> ought to work just fine.
> Reid Sprague wrote:
>> This is pretty basic -- just soliciting opinions and experiences.
>> Have moved and am setting up a home office. Am getting ambiguous info
>> regarding how well various multifunction laser machines
>> (copy-print-scan-fax) work with Linux. For instance I was excited
>> about a model made by Brother until I saw a couple of posts/opinions
>> on other sites about lack of Linux support. Opinions & experiences
>> with various units/distros in home business office environment
>> appreciated. Will not necessarily need my Linux box to act as print
>> server, many MFCs have network capability.
>> Thanks, Reid
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