Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 14:03 UTC
In the News Hard to believe, but articles are popping up at business websites claiming that venerable Hewlett-Packard may fail. In their most recent fiasco, HP wrote off a loss of $8.8 of their $11.1 US billion acquisition of Autonomy and have alleged fraud in the deal. Revenue is down 7% from a year ago and the stock has hit a 10-year low. The company is laying off 27K employees but that may not be enough. Some speculate HP might be broken up into parts with buy-outs involved. This article from last May offers a good in-depth analysis of how all these problems came to pass.
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RE[5]: Poor Support or Product
by darknexus on Sat 24th Nov 2012 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Poor Support or Product"
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And obviously that's going to limit where the printer can be located, since it needs to be near the router.

Not necessarily. A small Wi-Fi router that can connect to an existing network would do the job as well, and could be located wherever you want the printer to be. Obviously doing it this way isn't for everyone, but it's the route I'd take because when problems come up (and with Wi-Fi they inevitably will at some point) a second router is easier to diagnose than a printer that sometimes can't even display its error logs to you without a 500 mb HP driver loaded with bloatware.

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