Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:17 PM
I have a 98SE box I keep in my bedroom, an XP (sp2) box on my kitchen table, and a MacBook I bought just the other month. I'd like a very simple budget printer (~$120 after tax, I'll be realistic), that could print b/w and color. If it can scan and print photos, too, that'd be a bonus - but I can certainly live without.
I also have a couple boxes I'm trying to cannibalize. Maybe another XP box, one 2003 server box (just to learn on), and an Ubuntu box made from an old 98 machine.
(1) I'm on a wireless network, so I'm guessing I could network the printer wirelessly? Or is that too tricky, or expensive, to expect out of a budget printer still these days?
(2) I've got a lot of random OSs. Is there a printer that anyone knows of that should be able to cover them all?
I like to believe I'm good at troubleshooting equipment. But... really... I don't know how to buy crap for myself. It's just kinda nuts. I either rebuild old systems or inherit ones people don't want. So, I'm currently using an 8-yo HP printer that costs me more in ink than a new printer would cost. So, when that ink's done, I need something new to print with. Darned if I know what'll meet those requirements, though.
(I don't mind shopping tiger or newegg, either. But if I can walk out of, say, a Best Buy with it... point me in that direction, please.)