The nightmarish problem of installing a printer

Svein Skogen (Listmail account) svein-listmail at
Tue Sep 21 12:16:23 UTC 2010

On 21.09.2010 13:37, Jerry wrote:
> The bottom line is that installing and running a printer on a Window's
> machine is usually far easier than on a *nix variation. Even sharing a
> printer on a network in a Windows environment is simpler.

Actually ... no. Unless you are talking about the "keep HP happy by
purchasing ink every week" usb-printers.

Personally, for bulk printing, and even more so for intermittent
printing (the kind where ink dries up and gets tossed away when you use
the printer once every blue moon), most users would save a _LOT_ of
money by looking at a laser printer instead. Take a good look at
Xerox'es "Phaser" line (used to be tektronix phaser). They're no longer
pawn-your-firstborn expensive, they're reliable, and they basically
speak every standard protocol on the market (including both Postscript
and PCL).


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