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Linux Printing: A Curious Mix of Yuck and Excellence, part 2

Nov 19, 2008, 00:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"HPLIP integrates nicely with CUPS, and it automatically distributes Windows client drivers over the network. CUPS already automatically networks printers to Linux clients, and Apple owns CUPS now, so (in theory, anyway) HPLIP printers should share effortlessly across all three platforms.

"On the other hand, HP does not officially support Linux clients. Same old story-- they talk up their great community support, and they have three techs assigned to their community support site, and you do get pretty good support. But it should be official. We pay the same money. I'm always confused by vendors who don't mind marginalizing an entire category of their customers. It seems churlish, especially when Linux developers have done most of the work."

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