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    parallels vmware or bootcamp for printing

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    parallels vmware or bootcamp for printing
    Hello - I am a PC user currently about to make the switch to a macbook pro. However, I just would like to know if it is possible to use one of either bootcamp, parallels or vmware to print on my macbook, to my dell printer (not supported by apple). If so, which of the three is likely the best for me to do this?

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    parallels vmware or bootcamp for printing
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    I would say Boot Camp because then you could use your Windows drivers as normal. However, Dell printers are actually rebranded Lexmark units. Folks have found that if you can match the Dell with the correct Lexmark, the OS X printer driver for the Lexmark will work on the Dell. But if you don't want to hunt around, running Windows from a Boot Camp partition is probably best.

    The reason I didn't mention Parallels is because it uses "Guest Tools" to supply drivers for emulation. Printing from a VM can be hit and miss depending on the printer.

    Regards.

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