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Re: Ubuntu vs. Debian (was Re: Introduction)

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On 02/21/07 00:59, Greg Folkert wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-02-21 at 00:33 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>> 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
>> maintained...
>>>     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.
> The best printer I have ever used for printing reams and reams of
> tractor feed... shuttle and pin printers. Mannesman-Tally using 661
> printing coding.

Hmph.  If it doesn't have data cables the size of your pinky, it
isn't a *real* printer... ;)


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