Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, August 12, 2003
# 8:16:00 PM:

Printing from a Mac OS X (or Mac OS 9) computer to a printer hooked up to a Windows 98 machine

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I wanted to print from my Mac, in the office downstairs, to our laser printer, which is hooked up to a Windows 98 computer in the den upstairs. Windows NT, XP, and 2000 include "print services for Unix" that provide a Unix-standard LPD daemon, to which Mac OS X and other Unix-derived systems can print. But Windows 98 doesn't.

Fortunately, a fine gentleman named Gernot Zander has written lpd.zip, a small, free LPD service called LPD-Win that works in Windows 95, 98, and Me. So here's what you do.

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