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Linux.com: The Epson CX5400 All-in-One Printer and SUSE 9.1

Jul 09, 2004, 08:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"It was a simple twist of fate: my HP Scanjet 5200C scanner gave up the ghost at the same time my HP Deskjet 842C ink cartridges went dry. I set off to do some comparison shopping for new cartridges at Office Depot and Best Buy. I decided to check the prices on new scanners as well. Instead of coming home with the best deal on the cartridges, and pricing info on scanners, I came back with an Epson Stylus CX5400. It's a multi-function device that replaces both the HP scanner and the printer, and gives me a standalone personal copier as well. Here's my rationale for getting the Epson CX5400, and the story on how I got it to play nicely on my SUSE 9.1 desktop.

"The why is Gillette's razor blade marketing all over again. What I discovered while shopping for cartridges was that the two new cartridges (one black, one color) cost more than half of what a nice All-in-one printer--like the Epson CX5400--costs..."

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