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Mac Meets Printer

One of the biggest complaints about the original Mac OS X was that at the outset, not many printer companies had rewritten their printer drivers—the software that controls various printer models—for Mac OS X. Fortunately, the situation has improved: Today’s Mac OS X comes with hundreds of printer drivers from Epson, HP, Lexmark, Canon, and others.

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The Tiger installer described in Appendix A even offers to give you the strangely named but wonderful GIMP-Print, a package of high quality printer drivers for Mac OS X. These drivers give new life to hundreds of current and older Epson, Canon, HP, and Lexmark printers.

Setting Up a Printer

The beauty of Mac OS X is that setting up a printer for the first time is incredibly easy. The first time you want to print something, follow this guide:


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