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Obtaining approved printer drivers

Printer drivers seem to be a chronic problem. Is there a central source for identifying or obtaining "approved" drivers?
Printer drivers ARE a chronic problem because they function partially in the kernel-mode memory area of the operating system, meaning that if they crash they take down everything; they don't run in a protected memory area like user-mode applications. Unfortunately, since no one company writes or approves printer drivers there isn't any kind of centralized source for tested drivers. You'll need to test them on your own.

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