At LinuxWorld in January 2001, Hewlett-Packard announced full-feature Linux support for 28 PostScript LaserJet and business inkjet printers. Basic support is also available for 16 non-PostScript LaserJet and inkjet printers. Users can access all device configuration options such as duplexing, tray selection and paper handling options. Installation of a Linux printing system upgrade is necessary for full-feature support, available at http://www.hp.sourceforge.net/. All future PostScript HP LaserJet printers will come with full-feature Linux support when introduced to market.
Contact: Hewlett-Packard Company, 3000 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California 94304-1185, 650-857-1501, http://www.linux.hp.com/.
K2 NAS from Big Storage, Inc. is an enterprise-grade network attached storage device with redundancy features at every level, including integrated network and storage processors. K2 scales from one to forty terabytes and comes with dual redundant server processors, hardware RAID controllers, snapshot software for archiving and journaling filesystems. The system can be plugged directly into the existing network with a quick setup. A web-based graphical interface allows configuration and monitoring from any client, and cross-compatibility supports Windows98/2000, Mac and UNIX.
Contact: Big Storage, Inc., 19 Heron Street, San Francisco, California 94103, 800-864-3789 (toll free), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.bigstorage.com/.
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