6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2009 10:36 AM by Niel
grits2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Please excuse my stupidity,I'm not computer smart. I have searched for an answer but haven't found anything I could understand,so here's my question....
what is Bonjour & do I need it? I just bought & installed a Kodak ESP3 which also installed Bonjour. I just want to scan & copy documents, not into photos just yet, just own one computer.

Don't know what other info to post.

Thank you.

Windows XP
  • 1. Re: What is Bonjour?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,110 points)
    Bonjour is Apple's implementation of Zeroconf. Click here for more information.

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  • 2. Re: What is Bonjour?
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)
    I always start with "www.apple.com/support' and add name of a technology
    http://www.apple.com/support/bonjour/

    And I uninstall disable and turn off services and taaks I don't use or need.
  • 3. Re: What is Bonjour?
    grits2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Still confused........doesn't "network" mean that there's more than 1 puter in house? You didn't beleive me when I said I'm computer illiterate , and if it makes any difference, I have a PC, not Mac.
  • 4. Re: What is Bonjour?
    grits2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You didn't beleive me either , what do you mean by "add name of a technology"?

    I would uninstall it if I knew what it is & that I don't need it.
  • 5. Re: What is Bonjour?
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)
    I meant that you can find Apple Support page by constructing a url name.

    Trial and error. And if it is used for networking and IP address, and you use physically attached and local, then the feature is optional.

    http://books.slashdot.org/books/08/02/27/1551206.shtml

    David Pogue writes a whole series of books as part of "Missing Manual" Series that cover almost any topic. His 950 pg book for OS X is a most often recommended and help and covers Apple technology. I haven't seen his Windows version.

    The thing with uninstalling is you can undo or reinstall. Nothing ventured, nothing gained (or lost).
  • 6. Re: What is Bonjour?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,110 points)
    doesn't "network" mean that there's more than 1 puter in house?


    Not necessarily. If you use a router, that's considered a network device. So is a printer or other accessory plugged into a router or hub that connects to your computer.

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