Linux printing made easy, Part 3

By Joshua Drake, LinuxWorld.com |  Operating Systems

The last installment of Ask the Geek discussed Web-based configuration of the CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) software. If you haven't read the last two installments, please see Resources for links. The CUPS software offers a universal, standards-compliant printing system for Linux/Unix. This week, I will discuss CUPS configuration via the KDE/QT interfaces.



CUPS's basic install does not include a graphical client. It includes only command-line utilities and a Web-based interface, which works well and has many capabilities. However, you might sometimes prefer to use a native KDE interface. (If you prefer GNOME, please see Resources for some GNOME interfaces.)



Why Mandrake?



Since my last column, I have given up on Red Hat 6.2 and moved to Mandrake
7.2. I use Mandrake at home, but I had standardized the office on Red Hat. After running Mandrake 7.2 for about a month, my office setup is about to change. One reason I prefer Mandrake 7.2 is that it comes with CUPS; this has saved folks a lot of time when configuring.

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