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The love affair is over
sad mac

Let me get this straight. I can't print from MacOS 10.4 to a commonplace HP non-postscript printer (in this case a LaserJet 1022) that's connected to and shared from a Windows XP box without downloading, compiling and installing a bunch of open source software from a third party.

I was under the impression that Apple computers were renowned for their ease of use.


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I'd partly blame windows - surely the world would be a nicer place is windows just announced "here's a printer I have, send me postscript files" or even a special universal MS printing format for file, rather than requiring clients to know about printers attached to the print server. After all, if you were printing from a linux box to OS X (or a Windows with Services for Unix box) then you'd just send such a job to the lpd, it's the windows factor that is weird. And you, for expecting a cheapass printer to not complicate life.

the hatter

the hatter

I can merrily print to the LJ1022 if it's connected directly to the Mac. I can merrily print to other Windows shared printers, including non-postscript printers. This particular combination seems problematic.

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