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So that you do not end up buying a printer that you cannot return back to the shop because you have opened the packaging to try your new printer I suggest you do the following.

1. Go to shop and get details of the printer you are interested in. (DO NOT BUY IT YET)

2. Check the box to see if you can see a logo of the operating system you are using.

3. Go to a computer that has internet access

Check the HCL tab on this site for your printer

Check http://www.openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi for your printer

Check to see if there is a printer driver listed for your printer at http://www.cups.org/ppd.php

If it is an All in One or Multifunction Centre also check http://www.sane-project.org/cgi-bin/...&bus=any&v=&p= for the scanner part.

Your printer must be listed in one of the sites otherwise it will most probably not work with the operating system you are using. If this is the case to avoid getting a paperweight look for a different printer.

4. Linux systems usually use Cups or foomatic printer drivers. If listed there is a good chance that it will work. If not do not buy it.
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