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Epson 500 Driver for imac

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I'd love to find a print driver that will allow me to use my Epson Stylus 500 with an imac (usb).  I've got the Epson cable (usb to parallel) with a select number of drivers for newer printers.  Epson doesn't make a driver for it.  Thanks for any help.
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Epson doesn't support USB installs with their earlier printers, had same problem trying to get a Stylus Colour setup on an Imac. Bought the USB Floppy drive, made the disks, but the install kept going south when it came to the second disk, finally dug an old mac out of the closet, installed the printer on it, networked the two................................ so much for industrial waste.

bill
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Thanks for yor imput.  That's disapointing news.  I'm still holding out hope that some strange 3rd party has figured out a way to make it work.  

You know, I don't mind that a fast computer today will be considered a dog in a year or two, but the built in obsolescence of a 2 year old printer and RAM, etc., is frustrating.
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we may have jumped the gun, go to this page:

http://www.epson.com/support/instans/imac.html

also, if there is nothing here, look at the Epson 600, they have an Imac driver, hope you get this, bill
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Thanks for the reply. As I said, I got the Epson cable (usb to parallel) with a select number of drivers for newer  printers (the same printers given at the address you gave me).  I'll try the 600 driver and see if it works.
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