Sunday, January 22, 2012

OS X shared printing: Is it just me?

Is it just me, or is OS X shared printing broken beyond all repair?

I spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with print failures on Leopard and/or Snow Leopard shared Brother USB printers using Apple provided drivers. The only reliable printing I've had with OS X was with an ethernet connected network printer. [1]

Yet another example of why general purpose computers are dying (and I've a lot more to say on that ... later).

[1] The very best, most reliable, printing I ever experienced was using Mac Classic, AppleTalk, and Apple's LaserWriter Select (not sure of product name) in the early 1990s. I'm planning to donate our Brother HL-2140 and buy a Brother networked printer.

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