Samsung Unveils Linux Solution For Laser Printer Line

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Samsung unveiled a new Linux solution for its entire line of laser printers Tuesday at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.

The Linux solution, which covers entry-level to high-end laser printers, was developed in partnership with San Francisco-based Codehost. Samsung laser printers now support a wide distribution of Linux operating systems, including Caldera, Debian, Mandrake, Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE and Turbo Linux.

To develop the solution, Samsung worked with Codehost to develop software solutions for the company's full line of consumer, SOHO and midsize business laser printers. The Codehost package supports GDI, PCL and PostScript printing systems and includes customer applications to install, configure and manage printers.

Chanel O'Connor, printer product marketing manager at Samsung, called the move a "tremendous opportunity for Samsung to reach new users, given the increasing popularity of Linux operating system," in a statement.

Samsung makes a line of monochrome laser printers with output rates ranging from 12 ppm to 21 ppm, with estimated street prices of $199 to $799.

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