On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:49:44AM -0600, Andrew Gould wrote: > Time to buy a new printer. I don't print much from FreeBSD; but the need > occasionally arises. Most of my printing is done while using Mac OS X. The > Epson Artisan 800 is looking awfully nice; but it's not in the Linux > printing database yet (http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi). > > Question: Since Mac OS X uses CUPS, if I share the printer on the Mac, will > I need to worry about FreeBSD compatibility of the printer? I only need > printing functions (not scan, etc) for the FreeBSD computer.
I'm not sure that apple uses a non-modified CUPS. It is conceivable that they have incorporated extra (not open) drivers that aren't in the standard distribution. If you want to be safe, buy a printer that understands PostScript. That will work on FreeBSD (and all other UNIX variants). Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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