I am seeking to get a good quality but cheap inkjet printer, and would like to
be able to jump in any direction with respect to Linux and/or FreeBSD/NetBSD/
OpenBSD. I have recommendations from family members in favor of an Epson C80,
but they use it on a Mac, so I need some compatibility information from people
on these newsgroups.
Does anyone know if Linux or *BSD have support for the new Epson C??-series
inkjet printers? They are NOT in the Linux Hardware Database printer page
(http://lhd.datapower.com/db/searchproduct.cgi?_catid=10), the Linux Hardware
pages (severall places on http://www.linuxhardware.net/ and links therefrom),
LinuxMall (http://www.linuxmall.com), or the FreeBSD 4.4 Hardware Notes
(http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.4R/hardware.html) or the FreeBSD Handbook
that matter, the latter two do not seem to list any printers at all -- does a
different page have this information for FreeBSD? Finally, I haven't got a
clue as to where on http://www.openbsd.org/ or http://www.netbsd.org/ (*) to
search for a hardware compatibility list (nothing is immediately obvious).
(*) Also went to the NetBSD site thinking that the somewhat different
organization of the web site would enable me to find printer compatibility
I would, of course, be willing to listen to recommendations for some other
model of printer that would provide the same or better functionality at close
to the same price while being more compatible with free open source operating
systems. I haven't yet finished searching for compatibility information for
recent models of printers made by other manufacturers, but would still welcome
any free software operating system compatibility information.
(I am temporarily stuck with Windows NT 4.0 due to file format compatibility
reasons, but expect to be able to finish extricating myself from this problem
in a handful of months. Windows NT 4.0 compatibility of the printer would be
very nice but is not absolutely essential.)
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