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For questions relating to the use and development of hardware drivers for a computer operating system.

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By the time you build up the hardware and software to analyze the old driver software, just to be able to connect to some old stuff, you could have bought new stuff (e.g., < $100 laser printers to replace … But to use leading-edge technology to make partial use (since if was old computers to old peripherals then you wouldn't need to reverse engineer the driver software - you would use it "as is") just doesn't …
answered Jan 27 '20 by manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact
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Two more slightly different situations from the past (well, everything in Retrocomputing is from the past...): 3270 Emulation When I was at the University of Maryland, College Park in the early 1980s, …
answered Jan 21 '19 by manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact
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Cost There are significant licensing costs and equipment costs. I'm sure PostScript needs quite a bit more RAM & processing than some of the lower levels of PCL and similar printer languages. As I not …
answered Jan 21 '19 by manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact
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Try an HP DeskJet 500C (color) or HP DeskJet 500 (monochrome) The DeskJet 500C is referenced in the Lexmark manual on page 55 for direct DOS printing. OpenPrinting shows the 500C as working "Perfect …
answered Apr 25 '19 by manassehkatz-Moving 2 Codidact