Do I ditch the old computer so I can upgrade to the latest Ubuntu versions? When 9.04 was installed in April, we tried a 10.? and this computer didn't work well with it at all, but Jaunty 9.04 was fine. Now I want to use a new printer and can't get the driver because the Ubuntu is too old. Are there any work-around solutions to use with outdated unsupported versions?
Jaunty9.04, Gnome, Debian. Computer: Gateway year 2002, came with WinXP, and Celeron processor. I got it for free in 2008, and spent a few hundred having memory added and other things tweaked. Until April 2011 used the WinXP and HP Deskjet 722C from 1998. The printer started getting wonky so I got a new HP Deskjet 1000 J110 this past week, but HPLIP does not support 9.04 and I'm having trouble installing newer version printer software from HPLIP.
I have learned how to use a few terminal commands and almost had HPLIP 3.10.9 installed when I hit a wall missing four dependencies: python-devel; cups-devel; libtool; and cups-image.
Any advice much appreciated.