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    What printer should I buy ?

    Hi everyone,

    I didn't know where to post, sorry if I have mistaken.

    I just bought a Samsung printer which was supposed to work on Linux distributions. It didn't and when I called the customers support they just told me that the printer was working on Linux but not on Ubuntu and that I should change.

    So I won't buy Samsung's printers anymore. But now I don't know who can I trust. That's why I'm here.

    I'm looking for a very simple laser B&W printer and cheap. But most of all I want it to could be installed very easily and works absolutly fine on Ubuntu.

    If you have any ideas or advices I would be happy to read it.

    I precise that I'm looking for a specific model, I know that HP and Brother make a lot of printers compatible but I would like to know if some of you know a model that works perfectly.

    (I apologize if I made mistakes, my English is so bad.)

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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

    I've had good experiences with two printers that I own:

    First, a Brother MFC-8820D, which is now about 7 years old and still working fine. It's a black-and-white laser printer that, inter alii, does duplex printing (i.e., both sides of a sheet of paper).

    Second, a Canon MG5220, which is now about 18 months old and also working fine. It's a color inkjet printer.

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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

    HP are almost always linux compatible. HP does have a site list.
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    HP + Linux = Happy camper

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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

    I use HP at home, but have had luck with Toshiba, Canon, Lexmark and Xerox at work.

    I usually check this site out when researching printers.
    http://www.openprinting.org/printers

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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

    HP does support their printers under Linux very well. Their drivers and GUI tool are available in Software center and work very well.

    I have an OfficeJet which works wonderfully, and I have complete access to all the functions, as well as the double-sided printing attachment.
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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

    For me, HP & Brother for printers. If you choose Brother, they have an installer script which makes setting up a Brother printer very easy. The scanner portion of Brother's multi-function machines can be a little tricky. 32 bit systems are a little easier, I think.

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    Re: What printer should I buy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by rewyllys View Post
    I've had good experiences with two printers that I own:

    First, a Brother MFC-8820D, which is now about 7 years old and still working fine. It's a black-and-white laser printer that, inter alii, does duplex printing (i.e., both sides of a sheet of paper).

    Second, a Canon MG5220, which is now about 18 months old and also working fine. It's a color inkjet printer.
    Thank you. The only thing is that I would like to buy a new one and the first is impossible to find. For the second, I' mad with Canon so I won't buy anymore from them.



    Thanks for all of your responses but like I said I prefer have an idea of what specific model is working well. I took one look on the HP site for example and for some of those printers on other websites it says that they aren't compatible. To avoid any complications I rather buy a model that someone has and who could tell me everything's fine.

    I know, I'm picky, sorry about that.

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    Brother and HP are very well supported. I could say my Brother works 'perfectly' and so does the inlaws which I'm using now.

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