Common UNIX Printing System – CUPS

CUPS is a free implementation of the answer of the whole computing industry to the never-ending printing problem, the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). “There is currently no universal standard for printing. Several protocols are in use, but each has limited…

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Networked printing infrastructure using CUPS on Debian

This article was first written in August 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/286). In a networked infrastructure, with many workstations needing to print (or generate PDF or PS files, or send faxes), CUPS may help a lot, especially with…

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Setting the default printer under GNOME

This article was first written in June 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/135). To change the default printer when using GNOME, it is pretty easy, provided that you use CUPS and gnome-cups-manager. Go into the “Applications” menu, then “Desktop…

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Cross-platform file and print server running GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux is particularly adapted as file server for Microsoft Windows, MacOS (any version) and UNIX workstations. It is adapted to serving printers to them as well and, as every UNIX, is well-suited as application server (mail, web, DHCP, …). Users and…

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