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Okay, I think all I need is a driver, but you all may know more than me, so here goes.
 
I have a powerbook 540c running OS 8.1.
 
Now, I have an HP 550c DeskJet printer on a win2k network.  

I can connect my powerbook through the 2k box to get on the net, so I know that there is something going on there.


So, where can I get a mac driver for the HP 550c DeskJet (not DeskWriter)?

Also, what else will I need to make this happen?

Please don't say Dave, because I don't have $150 burning a hole in my pocket, and this is really not necessary, capice?

Thanks
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With such an old OS your options are a bit limited. Dave functionality is built into OS X. The mac drivers can be found on the HP website or http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=7254&db=mac.
Without Dave youre going to have to install print services for macintosh on the PC which is nothing short of a pain in the rump. Also check www.macwindows.com.
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No dice
that's for a DeskWriter, not the DeskJet
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Aparrently the deskjet 550c is one of those anorexic inbred printers which only supports windows. Why they choose to make printers that are platform specific (when its actually easier to make them platform ambiguous) is beyond me but thats the way they did it.
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