I was about to get OS X until my mac dealer said they have not installed on their store system because of problems printing from many applications even in classic mode. If I can't print I'm dead. Anybody know anything about this. I haven't seen it mentioned before.<br><br>
Depends on what kind of printer you have. I have an HP 1220 deskjet, a GCC Elite 608LC Laserprinter and they both work fine in OSX and under Classic mode. At the office we have Xerox Doc12's and several brands of ink-jets and they all work fine under OSX.<br><br>It really depends on the printer and the manufacturer. Any new printers pretty much work in OSX - as long as they have a driver for it. Plus, with Apple and the new CUPS technology, most all printers will be supported regardless of driver availability. Hopefully they will put CUPS technology into Jaguar (OSX 10.2).<br><br>[color:red]semicolon dash parenthesis</font color=red>
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I've heard people with Epson 1520 are not happy, but here's the list of supported Epsons:<br><br>C40Series.plugin<br>C60Series.plugin<br>C80Series.plugin<br>PM720C.plugin<br>PM780C.plugin<br>PM780CS.plugin<br>PM880C.plugin<br>PM900C.plugin<br>PM920C.plugin<br>PM3500C.plugin<br>SC680.plugin<br>SC740.plugin<br>SC760.plugin<br>SC777.plugin<br>SC860.plugin<br>SC880.plugin<br>SC900.plugin<br>SC980.plugin<br>SP780.plugin<br>SP785EPX.plugin<br>SP820Series.plugin<br>SP870.plugin<br>SP875DC.plugin<br>SP890.plugin<br>SP1270.plugin<br>SP1280.plugin<br>SP2000P.plugin<br><br>The .plugin extension is the plugin extension <br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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#6651 - 05/12/0212:43 PMRe: OS X PRINTING
SP870 works fine too in OS X. Took a while for Epson to get the printer drivers out, but now most of them work in OS X.<br><br>If yours is not one of them, well since printers aren't that much these days, just go and get a new one. Get the latest technology and go full time OS X if you can.<br><br>
I've got an old Brother MFC 8300 (bought it cheap off my old boss) and it works swimingly as a printer. It won't act as a scanner for the Mac, but it didn't do that under OS 9 either, so its not like I lost functionality or anything.<br><br>It does choke on some large pictures or really large complicated documents, but that's because it only has 2MB of RAM, and has little to do with OS X's drivers for it.<br><br>Depends on what printer you have...<br><br><br><br>Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.<br>-- Aaron Levenstein
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Your Apple dealer can't set up printers in OS X?????<br>I can understand it if they are using dot matrix parallel printers for multipart forms but under normal networking circumstances most printers (now) work.<br><br>"If I can't print I'm dead" <br>How do you print using OS 9, connection type & printer?<br><br>
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