Driver software and Intel Macs

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AviationFan, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. AviationFan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    When looking for peripheral devices for the new Intel Macs, I assume that these devices will need to have Intel-compatible driver software. Is this a fair assumption?

    The particular device I am looking at is the Epson Stylus Photo RX700. The information I have seen does not say anything about Intel CPUs or universal software. How does this work, or, more generally speaking, what should I look for when choosing a printer for the new Intel Macs?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!

    - Martin
  2. Edge100 macrumors 68000

    May 14, 2002
    Where am I???
    I have found that for printers, you don't need Universal driver. I'm using a Samsung ML-1710 (nice cheap laser printer, BTW) with the standard PPC drivers. The only trick is, you must run the Printer Setup Utility in Rosetta, load the driver for your specific printer, and it should work.

    That said, Apple supports a lot of printers natively, and Epsons are one of the most widely covered, so OS X may already include support for your specific printer.

    But even if it doesn't, it should work just fine.

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