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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Jan 17 00:05:12 EST 2010

Not a fair comparison. If XP were rolled out as recently as 9.10, I 
expect you'd have similar experiences.

Lori Paniak wrote, On 01/16/2010 3:03 PM:
> 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..
> 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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