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Re: Printers using free software only

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:17 PM, Teemu Likonen <tlikonen@iki.fi> wrote:
> Registros Web [2012-07-23 12:47:27 +0200] wrote:
>> Im about to buy a printer and want to make sure I get one that uses
>> 100% free software, no blobs or proprietary drivers, so I can get on
>> using it even if the manufacturer decides to cease support of the
>> printer.
> I suggest buying a PostScript printer with ethernet connection. They use
> simple PPD files (plain text files) which describe printer's features.
> The manufacturer should ship such file with the printer.
> Also, PostScript printers can be used with generic PostScript printer
> driver so you don't need to install any drivers.
> Ethernet connection allows you to plug the printer to your home
> NAT/router and use it from any computer behind the router. It also means
> web-based configuration.
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PostScript sounds great guys but, how do I now if a printer is a
PostScript printer? Do you know of any brand that makes then?

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