Epson says it's all about sustainability
The practice is likely to continue for the foreseeable future
A hot potato: Printer ink cartridges have long been notoriously expensive, and printer manufacturers use DRM to keep users from buying cheaper third-party versions. HP is still paying settlements to customers over how it deployed its DRM years ago, but the practice shows no sign of ending soon.
Can't print anymore? This is probably why
Canon printer owners get official guidance to bypass DRM as company is forced to sell chip-less toners
A silver lining to the ongoing silicon shortage?
What is it with Windows 11 and printers?
Faxing capabilities cease to function as well
Disabling the Windows Print Spooler service for internet-connected devices is still the safest way to protect against the critical vulnerability
Critical vulnerability in Windows Print Spooler service leaves PCs open to RCE (Patch now available)
'PrintNightmare' exists on all Windows versions; Microsoft currently advises either disabling the service or blocking inbound remote requests
But will it introduce new problems?
Support for the service ends on New Year's Eve
He reportedly also bought video games and gadgets using the library's money
An update to fix an update
Printed photos rarely mirror what you see on the screen, wasting time and money
Conversely, printer hardware costs could increase
Back in my day, we really did have to shake it
Today's printers are powerful computing devices containing microprocessors, memory, networking interfaces and an OS
Stackoverflowin said his intentions were good