Re: [email@example.com: Anyone in Debian working on or following IPP to make it available on Linux???]
*Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Joseph> I'm interested in printing and Linux, however I haven't a printer yet.
> Joseph> I have heard that setting up printing to the point that everything that
> I thought it was your mission to combat FUD, not to spread it?
> Joseph> CAN print just knows how to and does so sanely either just doesn't work
> Joseph> in Linux, or is an absolute PITA to set up unless your printer happens to
> Joseph> be an Apple LaserWriter or similar PostScript printer.
I have found setting up printing to be major PITA . Yes, my printer
was quasi-supported by ghostscript, but all of the details took hours to
work out. Installing and configuring sound cards, printers, and X under
Debian (and probably other linuxes) is lot of work for those with a good
deal of experience with unix, but who are not professional sysadmins.
John Lapeyre <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com