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Old 06-23-2002, 01:52 AM   #1
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Is there somebody out there who knows what a Post Script Printer is, and why Linux prefers such? Should I really replace my trusty old Epson 600, which works under Star Office with the generic driver?

Thanks for any advice,
Peter
 
Old 06-23-2002, 03:17 AM   #2
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a post script printer is a printer that... accepts post script format jobs. makes it easier to interface with a whole load of printers if they are all designed to accept an identical input. the drivers written for non-ps printers thus have to take the post script input from the system and convert it in software to the method that each printer uses. it's just a standard really.
 
  


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