I got this nice multifunction printer+scanner+copier, called HP PSC 1410.
Works nice, even!
Except... it can't be networked. You simply can't, using HP's software, print on that thing from any other computer on your network.
Except, that is, if they are both running windows XP. Not even other versions of windows will work. And HP says so. (Correction, maybe not even with XP?)
On Linux? Well, it shoulda kinda work, says linuxprinting.com.
And then I suppose I could export a postscript queue and let the linux driver do the job, and get some printing done from the must-be-windows-98 notebook running the legal case management software.
But you know what? I am so tired of this crap. It doesn't work right on Linux. It's crippled on windows. What exactly are we supposed to run for this piece of engineering to work?
Why does this, a rather new model, lack a feature every godforsaken printer has had since the dawn on Windows For Workgroups 3.11?????
I know my page is read by no windows printing guru, but I really can use a hand here.