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The world is abuzz with the promise of embedded systems, and hopes are riding high on the immensely popular Linux operating system. Its open-source model, easy customization, and popularity with developers make it an ideal choice for embedded systems. The recent flurry of Linux-powered devices on the market boggles the mind: Linux-powered intelligent golf carts with a GPS system built in A Linux watch complete with X Window display A super-cool car audio MP3 player Access to the source means that devices can be built with highly specific characteristics taken into consideration without a great deal of generic overhead. You can build what you need and only what you need. Another plus - virtually anyone can enter the embedded Linux development world. Before I even start down this road, I'd like to begin by saying that embedded systems are nothing new (not in informatio... (more)

Linux System Administration: A User's Guide

This is an excerpt from Chapter 13 of Linux System Administration: A User's Guide written by Marcel Gagne, published by Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0201719347. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced, in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. (c) 2002 Addison-Wesley Printers and Printing Printing seems like one those constants of the computer world that should be so simple as to require next to no thought. Of course, you need to print things. Paper output is a part of doing business. Why, then, does printing continue to confound? Over the year... (more)

Linux Administration: A User's Guide

This is an excerpt from Chapter 13 of Linux System Administration: A User's Guide written by Marcel Gagne, published by Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0201719347. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced, in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. (c) 2002 Addison-Wesley Printing Anything to Any Printer I'd like to talk a little bit more about filters. In my office I have a small HP LaserJet 5L. It's the one I've been using for all the examples in this chapter. If you've spent any time whatsoever with Linux (or other UNICes/UNIXes), you know that mo... (more)

Linux System Administration: A User's Guide

This is an excerpt from Chapter 13 of Linux System Administration: A User's Guide written by Marcel Gagne, published by Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0201719347. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced, in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher. (c) 2002 Addison-Wesley Alternative Print Systems You'll get very little argument from the Linux community regarding the need for better and easier printing systems. While the lp /lpd printing system is good, works well, and has worked well for decades, a little simplification wouldn't hurt. Luckily, you ... (more)