[CALUG] MFCs & Linux

Reid Sprague r-link at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 17 20:18:40 CDT 2006

Dear Jim,

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.

Thanks,          Reid

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:
>> All,
>> 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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