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markw10
April 25th, 2009, 07:10 AM
I am going to be buying a new printer that will be hooked directly onto the network. I use various Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, CentOS, and OpenSUSE.
I want to make sure that the printer I purchase will work via the network with Linux. The printers I'm currently looking into getting are the Brother 8860DN, Canon ImageClass MF6590, HP LaserJet M2727nf, and possibly a Samsung Laser printer. How would I find out if these work with Linux before I purchase one of the above or would Linux work with mostly any Laser printer on the market from a major manufacturer?

mitchd123
May 8th, 2009, 04:00 AM
I've had great luck with an older Brother printer networked to Linux for many years. Brother seem to be Linux friendly.

Follow the printer driver download page and check for your model

http://solutions.brother.com/linux/en_us/instruction_prn1a.html