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Re: [mingp@corel.ca: 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 <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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