Linked by Michael Pfeiffer on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 00:05 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Gutenprint is a suite of printer drivers that can be used with UNIX and Linux print spooling systems, such as CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System), lpr, LPRng, and others. Gutenprint currently supports over 700 printer models. Gutenprint was recently ported to Haiku, both increasing its printing capabilities, as well as extending its supported printer models. This article describes Gutenprint and the effort to port it to Haiku.
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SuperDaveOsbourne
Member since:
2007-06-24

Some people have to print in their lives as real people with real jobs and a real life (Gross!)

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

And those people will be using Windows in the first place, as I don't think there are any businesses out there using an alpha of a relatively unknown OS for day to day work.

Try again.

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BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

Businesses are reluctant to change and this essentially means Windows for a majority, OS X for a creative minority, and Linux for the rare mavericks. Haiku could attract a following in the business place for specialized uses (e.g. multimedia server?)but unlikely for the day-to-day functions.

The availability of device drivers for printers, scanners, and multi-devices for non-Windows/non-OS X operating systems will remain a stumbling block for many. Using a common/shared framework with other OSs should make it easier to have device drivers for the latest as well as legacy devices. Could be fun at home!

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mmu_man Member since:
2006-09-30

Well this wouldn't happen in the first place if printers were still printers. Instead you get to buy winprinters for windows which only have drivers for windows (and sometimes not even all windows versions, M$ had to pray to the hw vendors to make drivers for win7).
If the printers you buy were to have proper PS support as real ones and open specs it would be much easier to handle and we wouldn't need megabytes of software to send it rasterized pages or even worse head movement commands.

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