On 12/06/2010 06:45 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:34 PM, Konstantin Svist<email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 12/06/2010 06:07 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
>>> However, it seems the trend nowadays for low cost desktop laser
>>> printers is to move away from PCL and PostScript and into new
>>> propietary page description languages.... probaby to save $10 in
>>> royalties to HP or Adobe... just when advances in CPU power could give
>>> us seamless PostScript with immediate printing (I still remember my
>>> Texas Instruments microlaser with its internal 14mhz Motorola 68000 to
>>> process postscript jobs... it had you looking at the blinking led and
>>> "processing postscript" message for two minutes before spitting out
>>> the printed page....
>> A bit off-topic:
>> I still see PDFs take forever to print, while PS docs print right away.
>> Re-saving them as .ps and printing that is a lot faster.. Any idea why
>> that is still a problem these days?
> Adobe Reader->CUPS->GhostScript (rasterizes postscript)->your
> printer´s PDL->printer.
> Back in the days of 16-bit Windows, nothing choosing beat "print to
> encapsulated postscript" (.ps file) and then piping the file to
> "lpt1:" (the parallel port).
Using Okular here, don't want AR anywhere near my system >
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