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Five tips for printer sharing in Linux
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Aug 2011, 15:14    Post_subject:  Five tips for printer sharing in Linux  


Takeaway: Admins often shy away from sharing a printer from Linux. But as Jack Wallen explains, following a few simple steps can go a long way toward simplifying setup and sidestepping problems.

Printer sharing in Linux isn’t all that hard. But when asked to set it up, most admins would rather chew off their own arm. Why? Lack of familiarity? Ignorance? Who really knows. But the truth is, it’s not hard and it makes for an incredibly reliable service.

Let’s take a look at some tips that will make sharing out a printer from the Linux operating system much easier for both the admin and the end user.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Aug 2011, 09:03    Post_subject:  

This article presumes that the only way to share a printer in Linux is through a Samba server. That may make sense in an enterprise situation. But in Puppy, CUPS will share your printer with a simple configuration change.

No need to load a 30 MB Samba package.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Aug 2011, 09:41    Post_subject:  

Even in an organisation CUPS is enough
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