Lexmark continues to provide good value to its customers by providing a free driver for RedHat 6.1 or higher, SuSE 6.3 or higher, Mandrake 7.0 or higher versions of Linux. According to IDC, this is about seventy percent of the Linux market. Lexmark is the first manufacturer to develop a Linux color inkjet driver. It easily integrates into the Linux-based PC set-up for general purpose printing functions.
2000 is the year of greatest interoperability for Lexmark, who is known primarily for its PC printers. One of the key reasons is that about a decade ago, Lexmark was part of IBM Corporation. This year Lexmark has released Mac compatible inkjets as well as offered a WebTV compatible driver.
Linux is now supported by nearly the complete Lexmark product line from the Z42 to the top-of-the line, high-speed OptraImage multifunction devices like the OptraImage W810s.
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