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Wunderbar98

Running Windows 98 in 2017...

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I seem to remember a piece of software I found a while back that allowed you to just send a document to another computer on the network and have it automatically print from that machine. I wonder if it's possible to set up a printer on a Raspberry Pi or something and use that remotely.

 

I actually had a Canon i850 printer that was in regular use in my house from 2002-2015. It finally stopped working after 13 years, and the ink was getting a bit hard to find. Of course, it was compatible with Windows 98.

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1 hour ago, CamTron said:

I seem to remember a piece of software I found a while back that allowed you to just send a document to another computer on the network and have it automatically print from that machine. I wonder if it's possible to set up a printer on a Raspberry Pi or something and use that remotely.

Sure, via CUPS, but that would be a "Print Server":

https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-print-server/

Not entirely unlike what you do with a TCP/IP or LPR port on Windows NT series OS's or with a hardware print server.

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