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Give Your Networked HP Printers HPLIP

Aug 14, 2007, 06:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Printing on Linux has traditionally been possible mainly thanks to the efforts of heroic Linux developers, with little support from printer manufacturers. The recalcitrance of so many hardware manufacturers to support Linux and other non-Windows platforms still baffles me--is there something about us that repels them? They take our money happily enough, without feeling any obligation to deliver any actual value in return. I would wish an itchy pox upon the lot of them if I were less saintly. I would also wish an itchy pox upon Linux users who don't research their purchases a bit more carefully.

"But I don't really want anyone to have itchy poxes (well, almost no one), and reality is what it is, so today we're going to look at the excellent Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging and Printing subsystem for Linux (HPLIP)..."

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