I just learned of Elementary OS. I might like to try it. Does Elementary OS work with HPLIP drivers for HP printers? If I use Elementary OS, I must have compatibility with my networked HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-one printer.

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You can install the package hplip via the command line in a terminal:

 sudo apt install hplip
  • On my system (fully updated Loki) this command crashes with: Пакеты, имеющие неудовлетворённые зависимости: hplip : Зависит: cups (>= 1.1.20) Зависит: printer-driver-hpcups (= 3.16.3+repack0-1) но он не будет установлен E: Невозможно исправить ошибки, у вас отложены (held) битые пакеты. (it's about insoluble dependences)
    – totikom
    Commented May 20, 2017 at 21:52

I use HP Officejet and in my case I just plugged the printer and clicked print - It worked without installing any software. :)

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