Lexmark Announces First-Ever Linux Driver for Color Inkjet Printers

Lexmark International, Inc. announced the first-ever Linux driver developed by a manufacturer for color inkjet printers. The Lexmark offering will be available for the award-winning Lexmark Z52 Color Jetprinter and Lexmark Z32 Color Jetprinter. Addressing the needs of the rapidly growing Linux community, the new Lexmark driver easily integrates into the Linux-based PC set-up for general purpose printing functions. The driver currently supports the following major Linux distributions: Red Hat, SuSE, and Mandrake, covering almost 70 percent of the Linux market according to analyst firm IDC. With its newest driver introduction, Lexmark continues its tradition of providing leading-edge print solutions. Already a leader in supporting Linux laser printing, Lexmark now offers support for Linux printing from its sub-$100 color inkjets to its top-of-the line, high-speed OptraImage multifunction devices like the OptraImage W810s.