[Posted and mailed]
> Any experience around with operating low-end Brother laser printers
> from Linux? Especially, using them as ghostscript printers? There is
> a small model called HL-720 with only 512KB internal memory that costs
> about half as much as the cheapest HP laserjet.
In general, printers and modems that are sold "for Windows only" really
*ARE* for Windows only and are boat anchors or doorstops under Linux.
Somebody recently announced that he'd written Ghostscript drivers for the
HL-720, but I don't think he posted a URL for these drivers. You might
do a Deja News or web search, though; if you're lucky, you'll find them.
Even if you do, though, you'll be a pioneer with this combination.
Because this printer is very non-standard, though, I'd be a bit wary of
buying it; if you decide to switch to some other unsupported OS in the
future, you might see it turn magically into a boat anchor. Better to
spend a bit more on a true PCL 5e-capable model, like the Brother HL-760,
the HP LJ 6L, or Lexmark Optra E+.
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