Printing from Mac OS 9

Just managed to set up printing from a Power Macintosh G3 running Mac OS 9.2.2 to a much more recent HP Color LaserJet M377dw over Ethernet…

Not bad for an operating system declared dead over 20 years ago!

So, the built-in printer drivers in Chooser (gosh, using that really took me back!) would not see the HP LaserJet, I’m guessing it was trying to use AppleTalk. Installing this HP software was the key:…

Once installed, I had their software create a Desktop Printer using a Generic PPD, entered the local IP of the printer, and it worked straight away. Now, I only tried text, as I didn’t want to push my luck, but perhaps I will try graphics next :)

Currently listening: Sir Sly - “High”

Jonathan Wrigley @workswellforme