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1. Introduction

Debian GNU/Linux (http://www.debian.org) is the premier volunteer-supported Linux distribution. Unfortunately, setting up printers in Debian can be difficult. Also, simple step-by-step instructions for sharing printers between Windows and Linux using the latest tools are hard to find. This HOWTO was written to address both problems.

This HOWTO will demonstrate how to use command-line tools to configure your Debian system for printing. It will explain how to send documents from Linux to Windows printers and how to share Linux printers with Windows PCs. Some troubleshooting examples are also given.

The primary url for this document is http://excess.org/docs/linux_windows_printing.html. The source Docbook/XML and EPS files for this document may be downloaded from http://excess.org/docs/src/. Please forward bug reports, corrections and suggestions regarding this document to ian at excess dot org.