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We were all eager with anticipation here at The Register - June the 19th was rapidly nearing. This was supposed to be the magic date when users of HP's all in one OfficeJet 500 (including us) would finally be able to download drivers to make them work under Windows 2000.

Imagine then our dismay when we checked out HP's web site here today and discovered the drivers have quietly slipped another six weeks and are now billed to ship on July 24. The 600 and 700 series OfficeJets have slipped too - to July 17 and 10 respectively.

Users will be cheered to discover that "Hewlett-Packard is still making every effort to expedite the release of the software," as it has continually claimed to be doing been since the launch of Win2K back in February.

Maybe someone at HP would have the decency to tell us:
1. What exactly is so damned difficult in rewriting the drivers for Win2K?
2. Why the Hell didn't you start earlier? ®

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