Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 13th Jul 2009 22:55 UTC
Podcasts We keep this week's podcast simple. Just two topics: Mono (finally some movement from Microsoft!) and Google's vapid Chrome OS announcement. However, to top this up with a full bodied flavour, we cover your feedback on last week's show.
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CUPS!
by Philip Grant on Tue 14th Jul 2009 23:16 UTC
Philip Grant
Member since:
2008-12-28

Did you not know that CUPS has worked in OS X since 2002 and has been included in the operating system since 10.4, I believe. So, you might not be able to say that using a printer is better supported on Linux than on a Mac... especially considering that Apple own CUPS!
:)
Michael R. Sweet, its developer works for Apple.
But good job guys. Enjoying the podcasts.
Would like to hear your comments on what would be in a dream OS that could put Windows or the Mac OS in the shade. You're up on the latest stuff, but from a readers perspective, I find I can miss some of what's going on, so I'd like to hear your opinions as that's the fun stuff for me. Dreaming of something better... What features would make a difference? Looking forward to see what you thought of the Amiga Thom and how that's different, as you mentioned on the podcast.

Cheers!

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RE: CUPS!
by kaiwai on Wed 15th Jul 2009 03:38 in reply to "CUPS!"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you not know that CUPS has worked in OS X since 2002 and has been included in the operating system since 10.4, I believe. So, you might not be able to say that using a printer is better supported on Linux than on a Mac... especially considering that Apple own CUPS!
:)
Michael R. Sweet, its developer works for Apple.


Printer support has nothing to do with CUPS - the printers supported are provided through drivers from both G├╝tenprint and drivers from the printer companies themselves. CUPS provides no printer support itself, CUPS is only an implementation of IPP (Internet Printing Protocol).

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RE[2]: CUPS!
by Philip Grant on Wed 15th Jul 2009 04:38 in reply to "RE: CUPS!"
Philip Grant Member since:
2008-12-28

CUPS includes drivers for Dymo, Epson, HP, Intellibar, Okidata, and Zebra printers.
Yeah, I'd forgotten about GIMP-print and they work in OS X too...

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RE: CUPS!
by po134 on Wed 15th Jul 2009 14:43 in reply to "CUPS!"
po134 Member since:
2009-05-15

I agree it would be great to have an edition on "what are the features a dream OS should/would have".

For example, I remember you were talking about the time slider of (open)solaris a while ago, that's for me one of the many things, support for many FileSystem, etc. It's the kind of topic people who tried many OS could join you to discuss what they tried out (especially features on the server side that could be translated on the client side like shadow copy that you talked at the same time of time slider)

To me it's live mesh all over, files I need to sync, all my application's settings/favorites/contacts/etc

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RE[2]: CUPS!
by Kroc on Wed 15th Jul 2009 15:24 in reply to "RE: CUPS!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

We would always end up coming back to BeOS. All the basic principles were there, it just didn't get the opportunity to mature those ideas parallel to what we have now.

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