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TurboPrint for Linux Saves the Day-- Again

Dec 16, 2009, 19:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

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"The CUPS Web interface, which you can find by going to localhost:631 in a Web browser, is still my preferred printing manager. I wish more distributions did what openSUSE does, which is provide a link to this in the system administration menu. It shouldn't be a big secret, and the attempts of Gnome and KDE to reinvent this particular wheel do not improve on it.

"Interface issues aside, the other chronic issue with printing in Linux is printer drivers. This is something that has improved considerably, though Linux users still have to shop carefully to make sure they get well-supported printers. The Gutenprint project does a nice job of supporting color and monochrome printers, the HPLIP project is pretty good for HP printers, Foomatic and OpenPrinting support a lot of printers, and they're all kind of blending together anyway, so managing all of these disparate driver projects is getting easier for users."

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