Does Linux Really Have No Printer Interfac?

jenninju at jenninju at
Mon Jul 19 17:21:26 PDT 2004

OK. There is an elephant in the room.
If I understand things correctly, setting up a printer in linux, whether via CUPS, LPR, or whatever, means you have an OS printer.

And that is all you have.

If you want to actually do some work, you have to configure each and every individual application, which in some cases is hard and other cases is easy.

With Windows, all of your apps can find the printers you set up with the OS.

What am I missing?



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