IOS printing via Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by davidoloan, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. davidoloan macrumors 6502

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    I just discovered by accident that if you have an Ubuntu computer connected to any type of printer, and you have the "share printers with other systems" ticked on your Ubuntu system, then when you press print on your IOS device your printers appear and you can print from your iPad / iPhone. No software required.

    Had been thinking about buying a Lantronix print server, but will try this out for a while.

    If you have an old Netbook lying around, Ubuntu is free .......
     
  2. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Ubuntu supports Airprint on 11.10, last I knew they had some issues with iOS 6.x devices not seeing the printers. Not sure if that's still an issue, I consolidated some machines & shut down my Ubuntu a few months ago. Now I use handyPrint on OS X.
     

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