Does Printing Work Well In Linux?
Recently I was discussing Linux operating systems with a co-worker. The question came up on how well printers were supported in Linux. As I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04, I thought I would show exactly how well most printers work in Ubuntu.
First go to System ->Administration -> Printing
Click the new button and it searches for connected printers.
I have a Brother HL-2170W network laser printer connected to my network router. Ubuntu finds it easily. Click the forward button and Ubuntu searches for and finds the printer drivers already included in the default installation.
Click apply to accept the default settings or add your own. The defaults will work quite nicely.
Next Ubuntu asks if you would like to print a test page. I click "Yes" and a perfect test page spits out of the printer.
One last chance to change any settings and options. Everything looks good so I just click "OK"
New printer is installed and ready for use. The entire process probably took less time that what it did to review this post.
So does printing work well in Linux? My response would be an enthusiastic “YES”.
For more information then you will probably ever want to or need to know about printing in Linux you can go to the Linux Foundation’s OpenPrinting Database.
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