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[News] Linux Works Easily with HP Officejet, Windows is Hard, Problematic

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HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Happy with Mac, Linux and Windows XP

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| The software loaded easily on the Mac and I was able to get the Linux 
| machines on speaking terms with the printer quickly. With a bit of 
| trepidation, I approached the Windows XP machine.  I looked at it, it looked 
| at me.  Neither of us was looking forward to an ordeal loading the HP 
| software.    
| Although I had loads of trouble with HP’s software for the other printers, 
| Loading the Officejet Pro 8500 software took only about 20 minutes. Only one 
| problem was experienced with the procedure. The registration software 
| wouldn’t work with Firefox, my primary Browser on all of my systems. It 
| insisted that I use Internet Explorer 7. Since that software isn’t available 
| on all of the other systems in use here, it has not been loaded on any of the 
| systems.      
| [...]



Vista sends 49,693 page print job to printer

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| Well obviously I didn't intend for this to happen. I chose file->print
| inside Firefox running on Vista Enterprise. I just assumed
| it printed the one page I requested, but when I went to the printer
| in the next room, I discovered it was spewing out pages with nothing
| but the header and footer from Firefox. Great work, Microsoft. Or
| maybe it is Firefox's fault? Who the hell knows.

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