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Old 11-27-2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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Why I should move to cloud printing


Hi there,

Working on some interesting assignment. Thought to as this question in our forum.

Which cloud printing solution is good. Is printing solution need to be consolidated and migrated to Cloud?
 
Old 11-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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I don't trust the cloud enough to move any essential operational function, such as printing, to it unless I have a compelling business or professional reason, such as collaboration.

If I print a letter to my bank or lawyer or accountant or credit card company or even to the editor of my local paper, I don't want it going through a series of network connections under someone else's control.

But that's just me.
 
Old 11-27-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Hi Frank,

Thanks for your comments. In Linux, I'm using CUPS for the print services. Do we have any other services/packages to provide extensive featured services, which can eliminate cloud options from mind.
 
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I have an HP printer, so I use CUPS with the HPLIP drivers. The printer is an all-in-one that works perfectly--prints, scans, faxes, and copies. CUPS does the overall management of printing, but you do still need drivers appropriate to your device.

Previously, I had an Epson. For that I had to install a *.ppd file for CUPS to use. That was about seven years ago and I suspect things have changed.

If you tell us what kind of printer you have and what Linux distro/version you are using, we can likely help you.

If you are considering getting a printer, I would unhesitatingly recommend HP as generally being the easiest to use with Linux. Based on what I've read here at LQ, I would lean away from Canon or Brother, but that's a purely a subjective impression based on posts I've stumbled over here

You might find this site useful, especially the printer database: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...s/openprinting

This might also be useful: http://linux.about.com/od/linux101/a/desktop05.htm

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

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