josehill wrote:I had an old HP Deskjet 1600cm back in the day. I ended up giving it away once I finally bought myself a color laser printer.
We bought a Xerox that I could move into if I ever become jobless but the inkjet is still useful for some things. Occasionally I like the rough textured paper that inkjets print on or it's handy to print a good glossy. I finally figured out how to print to it as a "virtual printer" from the SGI through the Windows box but that was a real adventure .... mostly the color laser is nice.
But for people who don't want a 200 lb printer, I'd really recommend one of these Lezmark / Xerox color postscript inkjets. They aren't much bigger than a normal modern Canon or Epson but print oversized tabloid and understand PostScript. Perfect for any Unix computer. And cheap
I can see why a printer birthed gnu
edit : You're right, the 1600cm would be a nice printer for SGI users. No tabloid but yes network and yes (emulated) postscript. Lots of people might like that better. What do you and nekonoko think about Yet Another Category in the hardware forum - "Accessories that work with most Irix boxes" or something ? Mice and keyboards are usually okay (oddballs could go in there tho like if someone got a twelve-button mouse to work) but printers, scanners, spaceballs and so on ? Monitors, maybe ? As it is, we can put the same accessory into all the Octane / Fuel / O2 categories but some stuff should work on a wider variety of hardware ... dumb idea ?
Or is that wiki material ? I often forget about the wiki