HP is rather disappointing lately. When I bought my iMac I got a $99 rebate on an HP printer. I chose a PSC 1350. The PSC means Printer/Scanner/Copier. But it doesn’t install correctly. I spent a few hours researching why and I eventually found out that it just flat doesn’t work if the hard disk is UNIX formatted. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. I understand why though, it has to do with resource forks and the fact that all of their helper applications are Carbon. I also understand that the only reason it’s like that is due to incopetence. HP must have a bunch of morons working in their Mac department. This is the second time I’ve seen this printer model fail to perform in any capacity. HP who claims to support Linux and Macintosh states that this printer will work on those platforms, but my experience has been shoddy programming all the way around. I’m afraid to see what this thing performs like under Windows. My other printer, though, an HP DeskJet 5550 works perfectly, and beautifuly, exactly like a Mac poduct should. It comes as no surprise that this is because Apple provides their own drivers included with OS X.
I had thought that with the new printer I’d be able to give my old one to Shawaii, but it looks like I’ll be taking it back instead. Too bad. HP you should be ashamed of yourselves. Your website sucks too.