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I have OSX 10.5.7 and am looking for a printer driver for my

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I have OSX 10.5.7 and am looking for a printer driver for my Canon MF8180C Laser printer/scanner. Is there such a thing, or do I have to keep a PC in order to use the Canon printer?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  MacDoc replied 7 years ago.
Hello,
    I looked for the driver for this multifunction Canon laser printer/scanner and it looks as though it only supports windows operating systems.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=335&modelid=13099

I suggest that you use windows on your mac via "Parallels" or Boot camp and that way you can still use your device without keeping a PC around.

Sorry I could not find the driver either.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Great. What are "Parallels" and "Boot Camp"?
Expert:  MacDoc replied 7 years ago.
Parallels is a program that you can purchase for your mac that essentially allows you to run windows on your mac. You'll need a licensed windows os to install it. Boot camp comes with all intel based macs as part of the mac os. It allows you boot your mac as a windows pc provided you have a windows os installed. I like parallels personally because you can run windows along side your mac, and if you have a printing task you can take it from MS Word and simply drag it to the folder on your Parallels "pc" and print it from there, whereas, in boot camp you are essentially only allowed to run windows, not mac os, and vice versa.

I hope this helps. Here are some links to check out:

http://www.parallels.com/landingpage/dskd10_5/?source=google_us&gclid=CI31xvzphZwCFSENDQod0n3o-Q

http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

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