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Mac Laptop to Run Laserjet 4


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#1 EducatedGuess

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

Howdy, everyone.  Love this Forum, which as been SO helpful to me through the years.  Is there a place to make a PayPal donation as a way of saying thanks?
 
Anyway, to the matter at hand:
 
For many years I've continued to run XP laptops at home because the OS contains the drivers for the original HP LJ 4s and 5s, of which I own about half a dozen.
 
I just bought a used Windows 7 laptop, freshly reformatted, and it runs like molasses.  Not only that, but the redesign is horrific and totally counter-intuitive.  I just don't get this company.  Honestly, how does Microsoft stay in business?  It began with the aborted redesign of MS Word about a decade ago (I have unofficially polled over a 1000 people about this product and have not found a SINGLE ONE who thinks it's an improvement), and continues unabated to this day.  I've heard horror stories about Windows 8 and won't even go there.
 
Anyway, I apologize for the rant.  I've recently discovered Google docs and am done done done forever with MS WORD forever.  
 
I'm going to continue to run XP, but am now, for the first time, seriously considering buying a used Apple laptop.  Which leads me to my question.
 
Does anyone in this Forum happen to know which used Apple laptop would still have the drivers for the original LaserJet 4 and Laserjet 5 printers as part of the OS?
 
Thank you very much,
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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:14 AM

Osx Snow Leopard and Yosemite Support Versions of the 4 and 5 series.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:18 AM

Osx Snow Leopard and Yosemite Support Versions of the 4 and 5 series.

Sneaky, thank you very much for your response!



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 02:11 AM

Your very welcome, I hope your model was included in the list.  :thumbup2:


Edited by Sneakycyber, 05 February 2015 - 02:13 AM.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:17 AM

Sneaky.  I haven't bought an Apple unit yet.  I wanted to see which models will support these older printers before taking the jump.

 

Thanks Again,

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