Subject: Re: Investigating a printer...
To: BSD Current Users <email@example.com>
From: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/22/2000 09:01:17
In message <Pine.NEB.email@example.com>, Gre
>I'm looking for a list of NetBSD-friendly printers or, conversely,
>printers to avoid. We've been printer-less for about the last, oh,
>five years, and we'd like to acquire one for the household. Color
>preferred, cheapness would be cool. Something that could be wrangled
>into working with *ostscript is preferable. Something that can
>talk to an i386-style BPP would be nice (do we support printing out
>a SPARC BPP yet?), although I do note that most printers these days seem
>to be of the USB sort...
>Pointers? Personal preferences? General guidelines?
Well, I'm a big fan of my HP LaserJets, but they're neither cheap nor color.
I just set up an Epson Stylus Color 600 for use with MomBSD, and it was
livable, although not quite "painless". I'm assuming that the current models
are similar. Expect to spend a day or so compiling packages. :)