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Need network printer for Ubuntu 5.1/PCL-5


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#1 Cybermel

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:13 PM

HELP!!!! My company runs an antiquated accounting software and needs to purchase a new printer. Not only does it need to be PCL-5 compatible, but also needs to work with Ubuntu 5.1. Any and all suggestions are appreciated, except the obvious anwer of upgrading our netwrok, 'cause it's not happening! :thumbsup:

Thanks :flowers:

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#2 Guest_SteinPooch_*

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:04 PM

Why doesn't your company upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04? Are the computers THAT antiquated?

#3 Ken-in-West-Seattle

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:37 AM

my 8000n supports pcl5, pcl5e and pcl6 as well as PS. I think nearly all those from the 8000 series down also support pcl5 but many companies have had problems with pcl5 in a windows environment.

If you are in Seattle, you can find someone to rewrite your accounting software to use postscript if that is the limitation.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 5 to 9x is pretty ugly. Not as impossible as freebsd 3 to 6 though.
No one would do it in a production environment.

You need to setup a 9x system and get the accounting software running on it (perhaps with the developers help if this is a in house dev) and do a cutover once it is tested good.

Is it mysql based or Oracle? Is the hardware an old pc or a mini mainframe?

The level of detail needed to give you realistic and detailed advice is quite a bit more than what you posted so it might be a good idea for your company to hire a consultant to figure out what your options are. There are hundreds of them unemployed in WA state right now.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:49 PM

my 8000n supports pcl5, pcl5e and pcl6 as well as PS. I think nearly all those from the 8000 series down also support pcl5 but many companies have had problems with pcl5 in a windows environment.

If you are in Seattle, you can find someone to rewrite your accounting software to use postscript if that is the limitation.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 5 to 9x is pretty ugly. Not as impossible as freebsd 3 to 6 though.
No one would do it in a production environment.

You need to setup a 9x system and get the accounting software running on it (perhaps with the developers help if this is a in house dev) and do a cutover once it is tested good.

Is it mysql based or Oracle? Is the hardware an old pc or a mini mainframe?

The level of detail needed to give you realistic and detailed advice is quite a bit more than what you posted so it might be a good idea for your company to hire a consultant to figure out what your options are. There are hundreds of them unemployed in WA state right now.

Hear Hear!
I'm one of those underemployed in Washington :thumbsup:




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