Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 16:13 UTC
Linux While at the HP Technology Forum 2010, a particular breakout session stood out in that it was all about Linux. In fact, I've stolen the title of the presentation and made it the name of this article. Bdale Garbee, a very comprehensive and impressive individual (also the HP Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist), gave a talk on the basics of Linux and HP's involvement in it.

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Riiiight ...
by edmnc on Sun 4th Jul 2010 07:55 UTC
edmnc
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2006-02-21

I have a printer called HP ColorLaserJet 1600. Nice cheap color laserjet printer. Take a guess if HP provides drivers for any other OS than Windows.

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RE: Riiiight ...
by chemical_scum on Sun 4th Jul 2010 12:14 in reply to "Riiiight ..."
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

I have a printer called HP ColorLaserJet 1600. Nice cheap color laserjet printer. Take a guess if HP provides drivers for any other OS than Windows.


I just checked the HP printer drivers on available on my Ubuntu Linux system and yes there is an HP ColorLaserJet 1600 driver available. HP provides the best Linux support of any printer manufacturer.

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RE[2]: Riiiight ...
by Kalessin on Tue 6th Jul 2010 19:34 in reply to "RE: Riiiight ..."
Kalessin Member since:
2007-01-18

HP is definitely the best when it comes to Linux printer drivers, but their printers hold so little ink, and the ink costs so much that I won't touch them at this point. It's just not worth it. Now, maybe the situation is better with laser printers, but they cost enough more that I've never gotten one, as nice as one would be. But ink-based printers? I won't get them from HP.

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RE: Riiiight ...
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 4th Jul 2010 21:29 in reply to "Riiiight ..."
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a printer called HP ColorLaserJet 1600. Nice cheap color laserjet printer. Take a guess if HP provides drivers for any other OS than Windows.

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/models/color_laserjet/hp_color...

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RE: Riiiight ...
by phreck on Mon 5th Jul 2010 09:56 in reply to "Riiiight ..."
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

Have you not an internet connection to breach the limit of package-included cd-roms?

Riiight.

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RE: Riiiight ...
by edmnc on Mon 5th Jul 2010 10:49 in reply to "Riiiight ..."
edmnc Member since:
2006-02-21

OK OK, Im sorry, I haven't checked the status in a while now. But in my defence http://www.openprinting.org/printer/HP/HP-Color_LaserJet_1600 still reccomends using foo2hp drivers (http://foo2hp.rkkda.com/), which I am using now on my Mac and was using on Ubuntu and Arch on my previous machines.

Edited 2010-07-05 10:49 UTC

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