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Enterprise Linux Today: HP Offers Linux Drivers for 44 Printers; Part of Big Boost to Linux Support

Jan 31, 2001, 18:42 (27 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to ken chaney for this link. ]

"Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP) today announced its Linux-based products, technologies and services, including more extensive Linux support for more than 40 HP LaserJet and business inkjet printers. HP's wide variety of appliances, printers, storage and service provider solutions and development tools are expected to expand the scalability, ease of use and cost-effectiveness of Linux to more customers."

"Support for 44 HP Printers
HP announced that 28 HP LaserJet and business inkjet printers with Adobe PostScript have full-feature support on Linux and that 16 HP LaserJet and business inkjet printers without Postscript have basic support on Linux. Full-feature support provides excellent text and image quality and allows users to access all device configuration options such as duplexing, tray selection and paper handling. HP plans to make Linux-compatible drivers available in spring 2001 for more than 30 HP Deskjet color inkjet printers, including models from the 600, 800 and 900 series. A demonstration of the inkjet printer drivers developed by HP is available in the LinuxWorld e-mail garden.

"HP is aggressively integrating and implementing Linux across our products and services," said Martin Fink, general manager, HP Linux Systems Operation. "This effort includes significant collaboration with the open source community and work with partners to provide complete solutions to our customers."

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