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Old 07-09-2008, 12:19 AM   #1
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What is Postscript and non postscript

Sry if ive ask a noob questions,
What is Postscript printer and non Postscript printer? Can anyone guide or explain on this?

And how do i share my printer to xp pc.Thank You.

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A Postscript printer is one that accept postscript files (.ps) to be printed. Non postscript printers normally accepts PCL files. Postscript printers are more portable, while PCL normally need more advanced drivers.

To share the printer, in my opinion, the best option is to use CUPS (Common Unix Printer Setup). It has a very friendly GUI (web or local API on KDE, don't know if also on GNome). It may be shared as Samba printer or as a raw printer. You choose.

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Postscript - Page Description Language.

I find that printed documents tend to be more uniform across various PS printers than with some other printer control languages. With postscript all you need to make a printer function is a working postscript subsystem (adobe drivers for windows, or functionality in CUPS on Linux/Unix) and a .ppd file for the printer.

When given the option I always choose postscript.

Print from windows to Printer shared via CUPS..


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