With Nvidia, you can give them 2k USD and still need to signup for a GeForce account to use your new card.
After struggling to find one for 12 months.
What if I'm in a locked down environment, or GASP don't have constant access to the internet.
Can you get around this with Ubuntu/Debian/Raspbian . It's not unreasonable to have a PI just for print jobs.
While there might be some way around it, every year Nvida gets more and more hostile towards users, you generally need to sign up for GeForce account to use their desktop client in order to install drivers.
I really do like the desktop client, I think every manufacturer should have a nice GUI to simplify installing drivers, there's no reason I need to sign up to use it. They're obviously seeking to start selling services, and the idea is once you become a part of the Nvidia family you'll want to give them more money. Why I'm I still the product once I purchased a product ?
Last week I struggled awhile to not create an account to scan a document. Eventually I gave up and create an account.
So, avoid the ones with an e suffix. Or better yet, just avoid HP.
Going to try hard to prevent it from updating software or firmware although a config page said automatic firmware update is on. Don't know
This is different to OPs story.
But for the HP software to not care that it made using the printers wireless mode so hard because of compulsory logins made me hate HP.