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

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sun Jan 17 10:42:15 EST 2010


Maybe not a fair comparison, but an operational one:  every other
machine in that office runs XP.  

On Sun, 2010-01-17 at 00:05 -0500, unsolicited wrote:
> 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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