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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RE: that's ok
by MYOB on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:21 UTC in reply to "that's ok"
MYOB
Member since:
2005-06-29

Printing support is nice but there are more important things waiting until haiku becomes usable: a package manager/update feature, wpa encryption and pppoe. Until then it's just a virtual machine toy.


WPA is very nearly there - http://haiku-os.org/blog/axeld/2010-12-14_almost_not_there_yet

PPPoE - I've not seen someone without a proper DSL router in years, seeing as most of the ancient ones don't support the speeds being provided these days. I don't see this actually being of much importance.

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RE[2]: that's ok
by d.marcu on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 10:47 in reply to "RE: that's ok"
d.marcu Member since:
2009-12-27

Depends on where you live. In Romania around 70% of computers are desktop not laptop so there's no need for wifi, we use good old pppoe. I'm sure there are other countries out there in a similar position.

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RE[3]: that's ok
by pandronic on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 15:08 in reply to "RE[2]: that's ok"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

So true.

I have a really cheap and bad router with PPPoE support and I couldn't get it to work faster than 300 kB/s, but if I put the cable directly in my desktop computer I got speeds of 1-3mB/s. I never looked very much into that, but I sure was glad that XP had PPPoE support.

Also, a lot of people here don't have more than one computer, and usually it's a desktop, so there's no need for a router.

Edited 2010-12-23 15:09 UTC

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RE[3]: that's ok
by MYOB on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 18:02 in reply to "RE[2]: that's ok"
MYOB Member since:
2005-06-29

Depends on where you live. In Romania around 70% of computers are desktop not laptop so there's no need for wifi, we use good old pppoe. I'm sure there are other countries out there in a similar position.


I'm in Ireland, where the incumbent telecoms provider still seems to think its 1995 price-wise; but every package with every telco gives you a full router. It was the same in the UK when I worked for a UK telco 4 years ago.

Irrelevant as to whether the computers are desktop are laptop, routers are just easier to work with and I'd have thought they were cheap enough that they were used everywhere. Maybe not...

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