|Submited By: Clayton C. Dowling on 02/22/2010|
We run several different operating systems in my house, and getting a printer which can support all of them is a challenge sometimes. This printer fit right in without any trouble. I had the printer unboxed, on the network, and printing from my Linux machine within half an hour, including time to deal with a broken software issue on the Linux machine.
The best bit: because of the Postscript print engine, and Konica-Minolta having the good sense to include Postscript Printer Description (PPD) files, the drivers shipped with the machine worked perfectly on my Linux computer. If you ve ever set up a Linux printer, you know that just never happens.
If you have a simple network, this printer is probably plug and play. With absolutely no configuration on my part my main desktop was able to connect to the printer and print.
If you buy a network printer though, there s a good chance that you want to tweak your setup just a little bit. It was really easy to assign a network address of my choosing instead of an automatic address. I entered that address into my name server, and then it was trivial to connect to the printer from any machine on my network, by entering a printer server host of magicolor1650 (the host name I entered in the name server).
It really doesn t get easier than this. I ve been setting up home networks for 15 years, and this is the easiest printer installation I ve ever had. Plug it in, tell the network about it, tell the computers about it, and it just works. That just never happens.