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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I finally took the time to connect my Hewlett-Packard PSC 2355 printer to my Dell Ubuntu PC. Finding the driver on the Web, installing it and activating the printer took only a few minutes. But the process is still much easier in the world of Windows XP. Here’s why.
With Windows, the Wizard menu system generally walks you through the driver install process.
Things are slightly different in the Ubuntu world. I went to the menu system (System/Administration/Printing) and clicked on the “New Printer” icon. The Dell PC accurately identified my printer (HP PSC 2355). So far, so good.
Then, a few tricky items.