Sunday, February 3, 2008

A printer to mother in law

I wrote yesterday that I thought to buy a laser printer. My brother in law told me that I could take the one he had standing in the cellar and try it out. So I will go there and fetch it some day.

This weekend we visited my mother in law in Stockholm. We decided to visit Mediamarkt on our journey. When we told my Mother in law that, she asked us to buy her a printer for about €80. We found a HP Deskjet F4180 All in one that we bought for her. It has a built in scanner and copier.

In her apartment I connected it to her Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) machine. The computer said "I found a printer you may start to use it" or something equal to that. Then we were up and running. Both printing and scanning worked out of the box. I wrote some small instructions for my mother in law how to print photos and use the scanner.

In reviews I have read about the printer people complain about that it is hard to install ... in MS Windows. I do not understand it, run Linux/Ubuntu and there are nothing to install it just works.

The printer is easy to use, print nice pictures, and can easy be to put in a bookshelf so it does not take much space. I think it was a good choice.

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