Chapter 14. Printers and Printing

Printing seems like one of those constants of the computer world that should be so simple as to require next to no thought. Of course, you need to print things. Paper output is a part of doing business. Why, then, does printing continue to confound? Over the years, I have seen and read many different estimates regarding system administrators and printers. In particular, I'm interested in the question of how much time the average administrator devotes to this simple thing. One figure, which had a fairly strong argument backing it up, put printer administration at around 25% of a system administrator's time. Granted, this information goes back a few years, but I haven't seen much since then to convince me that this ...

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