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 Unix Printing Basics

"Somewhere there must be a theory stating that the amount of configuration knowledge required is directly proportional to the need for using said configured service. This is certainly often the case with printing. True, the configuration interfaces have steadily improved in the past few years. However, administrators still need a fair bit of knowledge to understand which particular software bits they need to make the most of the features of a particular printer. Additionally, the vast array of software available often confuses new users. As an example, there are more than 300 print applications available in the ports collection. Where exactly does one start?"

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 20, 2004 )


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