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Old 04-07-2009, 03:49 AM   #16
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Hi Marty,

I use Samsung ML-2015. There is just one notice. Under Windows it prints faster because it takes apges one-by-one, whereas under Linux it takes 1-2 seconds to load the data for every following page.

Generally, there were no problems using it under Linux.
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I really like the Brother Laser printers for their cost. I just purchased another for under $100 for a HL-2140. No problems setting up with my systems. I paid a little more for the 'HL-2170N' and that works great on the network. It's cheaper to purchase a new Brother Laser printer than buy a cartridge for other manufacture lasers.

I have a local shop service the cartridge when needed. I can get at least 3 refills before a new cartridge is needed. That's because the drum costs more when I refill is done and a drum needs to be replaced. I just let the shop have the cartridge unless the source requires a core for a new cartridge.
Old 01-24-2013, 01:26 AM   #18
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Best Linux lasers

Funny how technology moves on since this thread was started!
Have been using and recommending HP printers for decades. However, there have been changes in management and liaisons as well as designs, recently. HP is the very last (Canon?) laser printer I'd now recommend for Linux. HPLIP/CUPS/OS updates - wasting your time! They no longer have the slightest interest in Linux functioning. Their most recent ads. only give passing reference to Linux, if any. Open the box - nothing Linux; website? - ditto. This company deserves to wither along with W8. Arise Brother, ( and maybe Samsung?). Save your time and dosh - avoid HP from here onwards.
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I have an HP Laser Jet P1005 which has worked with Ubuntu without any problem. Installing it was a snap and the printer is very reliable. Cheers from Oz


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