1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Apple AirPrint Coming To Ubuntu Linux 11.04, 11.10

Ubuntu

Published on 28 June 2011 06:44 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
23 Comments

Submitted to the updates repository for Ubuntu 11.04 and the upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 Linux operating system releases is support within the CUPS printing package for Apple's AirPrint.

Apple AirPrint allows wireless printing from iPad / iPhone / iPod devices running modern versions of the Apple iOS operating system. This Apple technology is just enabled on a range of Hewlett-Packard printers, but with some CUPS modifications, it's possible to make your Linux system look like an AirPrint-compatible printer. What this means is that from your portable Apple iOS device you can send print jobs to your Linux system that in turn will print to your attached printer. Alternatively, you can create a "fake" printer to dump the AirPrint jobs to a PostScript file.

AirPrint support on Linux isn't an original Ubuntu innovation, but this Apple technology was made to work under CUPS on Linux last year by a developer as mentioned on this blog posting. The new CUPS packages that have been updated to the Ubuntu Natty and Ubuntu Oneiric packages are based upon this work.

Assuming your printer is set to be shared via CUPS and you're running the latest packages, from your Apple device you can now send print jobs via WLAN. Additional details can be found in this ubuntu-devel posting.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980: The Best GPU For Linux Gamers
  2. ROCCAT LUA: A Linux-Friendly Gaming Mouse
  3. Cheetah Mounts: The Affordable Way To Put Your TV On The Wall
  4. Scythe Mugen MAX
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Preview: Radeon Gallium3D Performance For CS:GO On Linux
  2. XWayland Linux Gaming Performance With GNOME Wayland On Fedora 21
  3. EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS Benchmarks On Linux 3.17
  4. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
Latest Linux News
  1. KDE Plasma 5.1 Now In Beta
  2. Systemd & Debian Were Most Popular In September
  3. Microsoft Announces... Windows 10 With A Start Menu
  4. Borderlands 2 Launches On Steam For Linux
  5. Debian Jessie Might Get Rid Of The kFreeBSD Port
  6. Fedora Might Try A New Scheduling Strategy For Its Releases
  7. AMD's Catalyst Working On A GLSL Shader Cache
  8. OpenMP 4.0 Offloading Is Closer For GCC 5
  9. Wayland Presentation Extension Added To Weston
  10. Intel Skylake Support Rolls Out To Mesa's DRM
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Nero CD/DVD Burning Software On Linux Is Dead
  3. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  4. FSF Issues Statement On Shellshock Bash Vulnerability
  5. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  6. X.Org Is Looking For Some Female Help
  7. Advertisements On Phoronix
  8. NVIDIA Alerts Nouveau: They're Starting To Sign/Validate GPU Firmware Images