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LinuxPR: Lexmark first to offer Linux driver for consumer inkjet printers

Nov 06, 2000, 14:46 (29 Talkback[s])

"Lexmark International, Inc. today announced the first-ever Linux driver developed by a manufacturer for color inkjet printers. Linux users can now integrate color inkjet printing seamlessly into their computing system for simple and convenient support of consumer and SOHO based printing needs. The Lexmark offering will be available for the award-winning Lexmark Z52 Color Jetprinter and Lexmark Z32 Color Jetprinter."

"Addressing the needs of the rapidly growing Linux community, the new Lexmark driver easily integrates into the Linux-based PC set-up for general purpose printing functions. The driver currently supports the following major Linux distributions: Red Hat, SuSE, and Mandrake, covering almost 70 percent of the Linux market according to analyst firm IDC."

"Lexmark is committed to making its advanced inkjet technology accessible to all types of users. This year alone, we created our first line of Mac compatible inkjets as well as offered a WebTV compatible driver. This Linux announcement is one more example of how we continue to expand our compatibility to meet the growing needs of our consumers," said Bernard Masson, president of Lexmark's Consumer Printer Division."

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