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Install only the printers you need during the Snow Leopard installation.
Earlier Mac OS X versions installed a huge number of printer support files so you could print to nearly any printer. However, if you’re like me, your Mac probably interacts with one or two printers at most. A new option in the Snow Leopard installer can make a big difference.
In the Snow Leopard installer, click the Customize button. Display the Printer Support options by clicking the triangle to the left and choose one of the following: