JP Vossen on 5 Jan 2009 15:37:36 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] all-in-one printer recommendations?

> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 16:46:28 -0500 (EST)
> From: David van Balen <>
> I'm looking into getting a printer/fax/scanner combo printer and was wondering if anyone could recommend one that works well with Debian. It would most likely either be connected to my PC, with a Vista computer using it via Samba, or both computers connecting via home network, depending on what features the printer offers.
> I did a couple google searches, and it sounds like HP OfficeJets are a good option, but I thought I'd ask here before actually making a purchase. I saw some good reviews for the 6310, although the replacement cartridges are supposed to be $40, which sounds a little on the expensive side.

That question has been asked and answered a lot in this list recently 
(last 6+ months or so).

Inexpensive MFC:

Laser (asked by me):

What I got ($500+)

Personally, I've had problems getting HP Desk/Office Jets to work under 
Debian and Ubuntu and I wanted real official (even if second class) 
Linux drivers and support, so I went with Brother after being a die-hard 
HP fan for a long time.  I'm also sick and tired of all the inkjet BS; 
crappy devices, so-so output, way too expensive ink, etc. so I wanted 
laser.  As you can see, from the above post, so far I'm quite pleased 
with the Brother MFC-9840CDW.  YMMV.

Good luck,
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