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Re: [gNewSense-users] Need a printer for my computer - I think I found o
Re: [gNewSense-users] Need a printer for my computer - I think I found one "HP F2480"
Tue, 7 Sep 2010 16:19:57 +0200
Fortunately, now most printers are usable with free software drivers.
If you are thinking in using an HP printer, you can check if that
printer is supported by hplip (which is the name of the free software
driver for HP printers), in this page:
My recommendation is that you find a printer which you like, and after
you look into that page, I think you are very likely to be lucky.
Even if you are sure that this driver is supported, you should ask to
the shop if the driver is usable with "Linux". They possibly will not
know, but at least we create certain consciousness that it is
2010/9/7 Niklas Cholmkvist <address@hidden>:
> I currently don't have a functioning printer at home which is a problem
> for my mom because she wants to print things. Soon after we found out
> that our printer stopped working (or even refused to open when hitting
> the 'on' switch) my mother asked if we can both go to the computer shop
> to find a new printer. I was worried that we would find a printer that
> would only work with non-free software.
> I found the page http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/printers and
> specifically went to
> which it had a link to and noticed that the printer we saw in an
> advertisement "HP Πολυμηχάνημα InkJet 3-σε-1 F 2480" was listed at the
> webpage, with "Driver Plug-in" set to "no". (which the
> http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/printers page said I should take notice
> of) I'm considering to buy that printer. Just thought of letting you
> know, because maybe in the future I will find out that it doesn't work
> using fully free software, although I really hope that it will work and
> without any non-free software.
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