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RE: CVS Update@oss.sgi.com: linux

To: "TWEDE,ROGER (HP-Boise,ex1)" <roger_twede@hp.com>
Subject: RE: CVS Update@oss.sgi.com: linux
From: Ladislav Michl <ladislav.michl@hlubocky.del.cz>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 18:36:58 +0100 (CET)
Cc: "'Jan-Benedict Glaw'" <jbglaw@lug-owl.de>, linux-cvs@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <CBD6266EA291D5118144009027AA63353F9270@xboi05.boi.hp.com>
Sender: owner-linux-cvs@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, 19 Nov 2001, TWEDE,ROGER (HP-Boise,ex1) wrote:

> Although it might seem absurd to some, the HP LaserJets are basically the
> same as a desktop machine minus the video card capabilities.
> 
> The LaserJets usually have a MIPS RM5261 (R5000 compatible) or RM7000A
> processor running at up to 500 Mhz depending on the model.  The printers
> also contain a PCI bus with space for two or three cards.  I usually drop
> in a network card and a hard disk and then load the dimm slots with a couple
> 128 MB dimms.  Such a self contained printer becomes a respectable Linux
> workstation.
> 
> I'm running the RedHat 7.1 distribution and can export a Gnome or KDE
> desktop from the printer to any other X capable box.

is it possible to run linux and retain printing capability? printer is
sitting 5 m from me and if answer is yes, i'll replace its software...

ladis


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