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Re: [trinity-users] Re: Re: How to remove or not install CUPS? (standard install)

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2020 08:17:34 -0400
On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 01:14:27 +0100
deloptes <deloptes@...> wrote:

> E. Liddell wrote:
> 
> > I find the best thing to do is look for any printer that supports
> > PostScript, since that means it can use generic drivers that aren't likely
> > to be dropped from CUPS any time soon.
> 
> This is AFAIK another crap advise. OF course if a printer supports PS it
> would works in linux - especially if it was 2002. 
> 
> Just buy a decent printer that is known to be working - there are cheaper or
> more expensive once that work pretty well. Some manufacturers are more
> linux friendly like HP, but also some of their low budget printers are
> crap.

Sooner or later, support for the printer-specific driver will end--if only because
the developers no longer have the hardware to test it on!  PS provides a 
guarantee that the printer will continue to function at a useful level
until the hardware dies.  *Yes*, the PostScript driver may not support all the 
printer's features, but most people don't need the fancy bits anyway for most of 
what they print.

E. Liddell