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Re: Laser Printer recommendation...




On Tue, 8 Aug 2017 20:00:29 +0100
Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue 08 Aug 2017 at 13:01:30 -0500, Doug wrote:
> 
> > It always amazes me that people who get a driver made specifically
> > for a device, a driver that has significantly more capability than
> > one that came with their Linux os,
> > would refuse to use it. It hasn't cost them anything, just as the
> > Linux os hasn't cost them anything, so it is FREE. (Don't tell me
> > they paid for it with the printer--they
> > couldn't have bought the printer without subsidizing the driver, so
> > essentially it is free.)  Same goes for video drivers. It's like
> > trying to swim with one hand tied behind your back.  
> 
> It's strange, isn't it, that some people do not want to knuckle under
> and do what they are told is best for them. The same people want some
> control over the goods they own and the services they use. Wierdos.
> 
> Ignore them and join the hive.
> 

Well, on top of being able to use a pretested and know good
non-proprietary driver there are other reasons....

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/06/printer-tracking-dots-back-news

Not to mention that some people think that proprietary drivers utilize
more ink than their FLOSS counterparts, and if Amazon reviews is any
indication, then manufacturers *do* want you to use more ink and newer
printers *do* use more ink. The question is, do manufacturers use
drivers, firmware, or both to achieve this end?

Sincerely,
David