Printing with Ubuntu

IN THIS CHAPTER

• Overview of Ubuntu Printing

• Configuring and Managing Print Services

• Creating and Configuring Local Printers

From the word go, Ubuntu provides support for a huge range of printers from many different manufacturers. In this chapter, we look at how to get your printer connected and talking to Ubuntu and examine the software that Ubuntu uses to manage printers and print jobs.

In keeping with most of the other Linux distributions, Ubuntu uses CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) to handle printers. Other systems are supported, such as LPRng, but you will not have access to some of the graphical management tools from within Ubuntu.

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