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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 28

Printing

Some users print for fun, some for work, and others for profit—whatever their reason or the season, you as the system administrator will have to support them. You’ll be glad to know that this chapter has you covered.

In the past, the printers most widely supported in the Linux/UNIX world were PostScript printers from Hewlett-Packard and a few other manufacturers. These days, the story has changed as Linux platforms have become more widely adopted as viable desktop/workstation platforms. Now, most printer manufacturers have come onboard and provide reasonable support for printing on Linux-based systems.

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) plays a very important and central role in the improved state of printing support in ...

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