1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 12, 2010 6:25 PM by Grant Bennet-Alder
user1990 Level 1 Level 1
Living in the last quarter of the year 2010, I bought a new MacMini with System 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). Due to the unintelligible abandonment of AppleTalk (EtherTalk) by Apple, in spite of the fact having a fully "INTEL adopted" code available in System 10.5, I could not longer use of my beloved Apple LaserWriter Pro 630 (built 1992) the easy way. So I was looking for a new additional colour laser printer which could be used by some of my old and older (OldWorld) Macs as well. To achieve this AppleTalk is essential. After a while I discovered LEXMARK has still support for all modern networt connectivities and protocols as well as for older ones like AppleTalk. The official drivers are provided for all Mac OS from OS 8.6 onwards, currently up to OS 10.6.4. If you use a System 8.6 (with CarbonLib) or 9.x.x and install the PPDs and PostScript® fonts one can take these seperate files and put them to the appropriate places even on System 6.0.8, 7 or the first systems 8. The Printer will do a perfect job!
Conclusion: LEXMARK printers are state of the art for all MACintosh computer and OS versions. Personally I like the way one can set up the printer also via webbrowser very much. The printing result is just superb …

PB 540,Minig4, mini Intel2core, G3,475,etc, Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, Using System 7.1.1, 8.6, 9.2.2, 10.6.x
  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9
    If you are running 10.5 or older version of Mac OS X, you can hook up your AppleTalk-over-Ethernet printers as Shared Printers on the Mac running older Mac OS X. As long as that older Mac is on, you can print.

    OS 9 DeskTop Printing can be made to (mostly) work as far back as 8.1, and can connect to such a shared printer as well.