"The software loaded easily on the Mac and I was able to get the
Linux machines on speaking terms with the printer quickly. With a
bit of trepidation, I approached the Windows XP machine. I looked
at it, it looked at me. Neither of us was looking forward to an
ordeal loading the HP software.
"Although I had loads of trouble with HP's software for the
other printers, Loading the Officejet Pro 8500 software took only
about 20 minutes. Only one problem was experienced with the
procedure. The registration software wouldn't work with Firefox, my
primary Browser on all of my systems. It insisted that I use
Internet Explorer 7. Since that software isn't available on all of
the other systems in use here, it has not been loaded on any of the
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