If you still stick to the stretch printer Which you should have gotten rid of ten years ago, the OpenPrinting project might have some good news.
Users will now be able to run printers that are not supported by recent versions of Windows by running a Linux subsystem Linux emulator for Linux with the project’s Open Printing software.
In keeping with the hardcore fan base, linux It supports a variety of legacy devices that have long been discontinued for Windows, for example, the Linux-based open source CUPS printing system that Apple abandoned in 2020.
How can I use this?
In a presentation I originally mentioned before record (Opens in a new tab)Tell Camper, a decades-old Linux developer, current director of OpenPrinting, and canonical contractor explain how the process works.
First, you will need to check if you have Windows 11 and the current version of WSL installed.
You will also need to check if your printer does not actually work with Windows.
You can do this by going to “Settings” > “Bluetooth & Devices” > “Printers & Scanners” – if it works, you don’t need to proceed.
Once done, you will then need to install the Ubuntu app from the Windows Store, followed by installing a USB bridge if needed and then installing “avahi-daemon” and the printer app in Ubuntu under WSL.
If you still have doubts about how the process works, you can head here for more clarity from OpenPrinting user’s Guide (Opens in a new tab).
The past few years have been kind to Linux emulators fans.
Ubuntu Linux, one of the most popular Linus distros that runs with the Windows subsystem for Linux 2 under the upcoming Windows 11, has performed just as well as a distro running on bare metal, according to a new release. performance measurement project (Opens in a new tab) Bundled together by technical website Voronex.
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