Jacqui Caren jacqui.caren at
Tue Feb 28 22:47:52 GMT 2006

Dirk Koopman wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 20:08 +0000, Jacqui Caren wrote:
>>Our Canon pixma 1500 is OK - not exactly reliable and prone to jams and
>>the printer driver for linux costs almost as much as the printer and
>>does not work :-( IMHO I don't think canon give a shit about linux
>>users, which is a great pity. I will have to look elsewhere when the
>>pixma gets replaced unless canon get thier act together - evidently they
>>will not even respond to the linux print driver developer community!
> Isn't it interesting that people can get such diametrically opposed
> opinions about a manufacturer. I suppose I use a more expensive Canon
> than the 1500 and that may be the reason, but I would recommend one and
> Jacqui (by the sound of it) wouldn't.

The 4000 is "posh" - the 1500 is tat.

> So I place my tin hat on and say, try turboprint for linux drivers, I
> use them and they work well for me. However, you should use their setup
> programs to create the linux printers (at least for CUPS).

Just installed and the print quality is pretty good. I think I would
rather put licence fee towards the cost of a  new printer though - 
unless you can tell me that the paid for quality is worth it...

I suppose if I had a posh ip4000 :-)

Still if Canon would talk to the linux community they would have native
linux drivers which have to be better than ghostscript.


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