[kwlug-disc] Recommended printer / scanner all in one combo.

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat Jan 16 15:03:26 EST 2010



On Sat, 2010-01-16 at 14:25 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Charles M <chaslinux at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>         Thought I would mention that we recently tested a HP Deskjet
>         F4180
>         "All-In-One" printer with Ubuntu 9.10. It required NO
>         intervention at
>         all to work. It prints and scans without any extra driver
>         installation
>         (Ubuntu takes care of it all).
> 
> HP has the best support in Ubuntu (at least).
> 
> I have had an HP PSC 1315, and it works out of the box, nothing to
> install. It runs as a PSC 1310. Scanning and printing works out of the
> box.
> 
> And, if you install the hplip-gui package from the repository, you get
> a nice system tray icon that you can scan from into PDF, and it will
> tell you how much ink is left, you can clean heads, and other things
> that I have not tried too.
> 
> This is on Kubuntu 9.10, which is on our print server.
> 
> If only the ink was not so expensive on the HP inkject all-in-ones..
> 
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin


I plugged (USB) an HP LJ 3380 multifunction into my 9.10 laptop the
other day.  The system politely announced that it had configured the
printer and it was ready for use.

So much for "hard to use" Linux.  Thanks to HP and the
system-config-printer team!

I don't know about Windows 7, but XP with the same hardware is a 5 min+
exercise in downloads and manual installation. 
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