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Author: Paul Surman
To: oxlug
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Printers for Linux
Dear Curt,

Thanks for the advice, that makes sense to me. With the suggestions I've
had so far I've made a list of printers that either appear on a Canon
site that provides information on Linux printer drivers, or on the
similar HP site. I guess they are all ones that have been around a while.

I am really grateful for all the kind advice everyone has provided this
newbie, there is a different spirit about Linux it seems to me. I am
really enjoying my experience of it so far.

Thank you again.


On 27/01/15 20:41, Curt Schroeder wrote:
> On 27/01/15 10:58, Paul Surman wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am a relative newbie to Linux. Started with Lubuntu on my netbook.
>> Just got a new laptop with Linux Mint 17 Rebecca Cinnamon edition.
>> Am thinking of purchasing a new printer and wonder what the position is
>> regarding setting up new printers, my current HP C5180 was easy, and
>> everything I see suggests it is painless these days, but I wonder
>> whether there are ever any problems with drivers not being available?
>> Are there any Linux specific things like that I should consider when
>> making my purchase?
>> Thank you for any advice you can offer.
>> Best wishes
>> Paul Surman
> Don't get a brand new model. Pick one that has been on the market for
> a year or so to improve the odds it has been added to the relevant
> Linux support packages. If you get one that is not directly supported,
> you can often pick an older, similar model that will be mostly
> compatible, but you may need to wait for any new features to be
> implemented.
> Cheers,
> Curt