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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala them Immediately Update

November 14th, 2009 No comments

My daughter upgraded her PC from 9.04 to 9.10 independently. Only hiccup it lost the Windows Network Printer however I Googled a bit and found to you needed to upgrade Samba if your Printer was on a Windows 7 PC (our case), so I went to System->Administration->Update Manager. There was a whole bunch of packages in there I selected all of them and did the update. I was then able to Find and Add the Network Printer via the Samba option.

Ubuntu seems to be bathed in clarity and elegance in comparison with Windows even the much vaunted Windows 7. I think this is because Microsoft is a large corporation, I have worked for many years for such organizations where the engineers would find their choices and suggestions overridden by non-technical managers.

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Ubuntu: Connecting to a Windows Network Printer

October 13th, 2009 No comments

To allow Ubuntu or Linux PC to Print to a Windows Printer, you must enable LPD on Vista , and Unix Print services on XP.

How to Enable LPD on Vista :-
Control-Panel-> Program and Features -> Turn Windows Features On and Off -> Print Services -> LPD Print Services (Click to Enable)

This done Ubuntu will be able to see your Printer on the Network.

LPD is short for line printer daemon

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