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Monday, February 19, 2007

redemption in a blog – Sharing a USB printer from Mac OS X to Windows

After some trial and error, first with what made the most sense, and then with stuff I could glean off the Internet, I finally arrived at something that works. Maybe this would be useful for the next unfortunate bloke that needs to do this sharing of printers from Mac to Windows machines without a print server.

Kudos to Cheah Chu Yeow’s blog entry on getting a USB printer attached to a Mac to work from Windows. The solution is pretty typical – set up a simple queue to act as a filter. In this case, a filter that really does nothing, but is named more nicely (short and no spaces). Anyways, I’m happily printing from all my boxen (yes, boxen) to my crappy HP DeskJet printer, so thanks much, Chu!

posted by Nem W Schlecht at 01:40 in General    

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