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Old 12-01-2011, 04:01 PM   #16
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Noisy they are. However, HP printers, or at least any I have owned, are built like a tank. They shake rattle and roll, but keep on ticking. I like my Officejet 6500.
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Originally Posted by colin.p View Post
Noisy they are. However, HP printers, or at least any I have owned, are built like a tank. They shake rattle and roll, but keep on ticking. I like my Officejet 6500.
That's true, but I've had other printers and they are no less noisy or shaky. One of the most noisy was a Canon printer I had. There was an Epson printer and it was pretty noisy as well. At least HP maintains their drivers, and the printers are reliable, unlike Lexmark for example (the worst printers ever).
Old 12-02-2011, 10:54 AM   #18
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On printers selection : Printers in the CUPS = Common Unix Printing System database all work with Linux
Access ; http://localhost:631/
With CUPS you also can manage printing queues etc ; very universal and hence useful.

Frank in northern Scotland
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The excellent linux support probably outweighs any extra noise.
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Originally Posted by H_TeXMeX_H View Post
I also recommend HP. With newer distro it should work out-of-the-box, yes Slackware included.
Yes, my Slackware runs a HP Deskjet 2050 (multifunction) the scanner sucks....but for serious scanning i use the Epson Photosmart 2400 bought in 2003 for 360 Euros!!!

By the way the HPLIP and HP products is almost perfect....uh, Samsung laser printers ain't bad at all.

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