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Subject: [aclug-L] Linux printing
From: Bruce Bales <bbales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 23:34:24 -0500
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About twenty years ago, I was using a CP/M machine with 64K of memory.  I
bought a cheap printer and got it to work.  I wrote the printer driver in
forth.  I could print out a text page.

If anyone has any idea that Linux may someday be on lots of desktops, someone
is going to have to make it possible to print out a page of text.  In three
hours tonight, I managed to print out a full-color RedHat test page, eleven
lines each one starting where the previous line ended, and copied a data file
into /usr/bin/lpr (making lpr not too useful from now on).

The HOWTO is worthless (or worse), Wordperfect only has one menu after another
asking for undecipherable things (where are the fonts) and what is the
destination (a piece of paper, for goodness sakes), the man pages aren't any
help, as usual.

I's like to use Linux for something more than a test bed for configuring
Linux.  May never happen.

discouraged again,

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