Look Ma, No Wires
By joesciallo on Dec 07, 2007
I'm not sure how many people (geeks) will have to this situation, but I've figured out that you can share a wireless printer between a PC, a Mac, and a Solaris machine.
Last week I bought a new HP PhotoSmart C7280 all-in-one printer, to both replace my aging ink jet and to be able to share it amongst the various computers in my house. It's a wireless printer--meaning, look Ma, no cables. You can place it conveniently anywhere in the house. Configuring PCs and Macs to print is a snap. You basically tell the printer what wireless network to use when you turn it on (it will detect your network and your neighbors'), then install printer drivers on your PC/Mac. Piece of cake.
The Solaris piece was harder (well, let's say less obvious), until I stumbled across a utility called CUPS. I installed this on my Ultra, went through some arcane UNIX commands, and then voila, I'm printing from Solaris host now.