I am a little surprised that Kodak does not support Linux fully,since they are a well known Name -Brand!
Actually just a little over a year after my Kodak AIO printer was purchased, the corporation went bankrupt. They're now only largely in the filming industry business, the only consumer related offerings they have is inks & some printing supplies, such a photo paper. At the current time, they replace printheads after a remote diagnosis, but only until their inventory is depleted.
Otherwise, Kodak is out of the consumer business. The thing about it was, though it was unintentional, they did it to themselves by introducing the digital camera to consumers. They fought to keep the patent longer, yet it did no good, once it ran out, then Fuji & others started producing digital cameras, at very low pricing & Kodak couldn't compete. They weren't going to reduce their standards over a price war, so they held out as long as they could, began pushing printers to keep the corporation alive, to no avail. In the end, to consumers, they were gone.
As to my purchase of this AIO printer in 2010 to replace my Dell 720 Photo printer that I got brand new on eBay for $5 + $10 shipping, but inks were expensive, while it's been a good one, I bought it because of a flyer in the Sunday newspaper. Exactly a week later, that had another flyer pushing a wireless model for $30 more, had I held out, would have purchased that one. Though on the Amazon site, many complained about the wireless model, mostly frequent disconnects, it was a few months back that I read these reviews.
So I may have came out best getting what was purchased. Really, I don't print a lot, just when needed. When I make purchases, I click the Print tab, but save these as PDF files in my documents, in a folder labeled Receipts, plus save any email receipts in a folder for this. Should I need to return a product, I'll then print it.
The bottom line being sometimes a ink cartridge will dry out on me before being empty, though InkSell.com guarantees their inks for three years (except OEM branded ones), so I don't lose either way.
.As well,you don't have to ,but if you use non-HP ink cartridges with your HP printer it voids the warranty,I don't know how they know that,but they do.
Paul, that's 'scare tactics' designed for consumers to think exactly what you posted. Kodak & others says the same. These third party inks are everywhere, including Walmart, they're certified & manufactured in ISO 9000 certified facilities (ISO 9001 should be in place by the end of 2015) & does not break the warranty of the product, no more than purchasing remanufactured auto parts (or 3rd party oil/air filters) & installing on an auto voids the warranty, unless that component is proven to cause damage that leads to a repair being needed while under warranty.
I've used both brand name & generic inks, and while quality does vary a bit from one supplier than the other, the place I mentioned above backs their inks (other than OEM branded) by a 3 year warranty, which is 3x longer than the OEM's do & I've never had issues with this supplier. Some others, I have, for the most part, they're as good as the OEM cartridges.
Just thought I'd let you know that & that the supplier I mentioned is a quality one.
HP, Kodak & others claims their inks will print X number of pages, that's baloney also. The fine print is assuming if rated for 420 pages, that's continual printing. Not printing one or two pages, shutting down until the next time & stating over. These lasts half that time at best, less with photos, though the rating for pictures is less.