One of my blog readers posted a feedback on my previous post regarding Hewlett Packard open source printer driver.
I dug around a little bit and found that Brother Industries, one of consumer printer and fax machine manufacturer seems to support Linux drivers by releasing GNU GPL drivers of its product.
Though I haven’t use any of Brother’s product, I heard many great reviews regarding its lasetjet printer (one of the review is from LiewCF about Brother HL-2070N which are sold in Malaysia).
This is a good news for an average computer user like me as it broadens my choice. I might consider getting Brothers laserjet too should I expand my businesses later (since HP Laser Printer cost a bomb to maintain).
Hardware vendors and manufacturers that releases free and open source drivers are not just doing the community a favor, they can have an advantage of attracting consumers to use their products regardless of their operating system choice.
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