Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian (was Re: Introduction)
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On 02/21/07 00:09, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Kevin Mark wrote:
>> I recall they are huge, requiring a lot of floor space and required a
>> noise cover otherwise you'd hear ear-splitting, griding noise. X-(
> Yup, yup and yup. Of course having to work on some model or another of
> green-bar printer for the past year-and-a-half lemme tell you, nothing better.
> You forgot to mention that once the top is down the modern models are
> extremely quiet and extremely fast. I'd like to see a laser printer crank out
> 500, triple-strike pages without jamming every few minutes. Hell, the lasers
> at my current job, even the large floor-space consuming office model, jam more
> often than the several green-bars we have combined.
Really? Back in the late 80s, the company I worked for had some
Xerox 8700(???) printers (each fed by a 9-track tape drive and
controlled by a Lear-Siegler ADM-3A terminal) and remember how
durable they were. During tax season, they'd go thru dozens of
reams of paper per day without jamming. Of course, they were well
> Think of it this way:
> Laser - Windows, looks purdy, craps out all the time.
> Greenbar - Linux, klunky and not as pretty but gets the work done right.
Linux driving a band printer?
The last band printer I saw was connected to a VAXfarm back in 1991.
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