[conspire] Re: conspire Digest, Vol 17, Issue 21

Ross Bernheim rossbernheim at speakeasy.net
Sun Oct 17 16:10:25 PDT 2004

On Sunday, October 17, 2004, at 12:08 PM, 
conspire-request at linuxmafia.com wrote:

> q3:  Is CUPS now the preferred way to go, for printing? I need to 
> figure
>      out printing. I have a NEC non-PostScript laser printer (NEC 
> Super-
>      Script 870) directly connected to my system.

I believe so, Apple even uses it for OS X. Is the 870 a PrintGear 
printer and
reverts to plain Jane emulation of an HP Laserjet without NEC's old 
95 or 98 driver?

> q4:  What is an easy CD/DVD burning solution? Consulting my notes data-
>      base, I see that it was K3B that you were discussing and praising,
>      recently. Is that the way to go?

Under the KDE desktop it appears to be the preferred solution.

> q5:  Is XMMS still king, for playing audio?

Yes, it appears to be.

> q6:  What do people use for playing movies (e.g. avi's, mpg's)?

There are a number of solutions. I have had the best luck with
mplayer and Video Lan Client (vlc). Other players sometimes
work and sometimes don't, but mplayer and vlc seem to work
most often though the interfaces are not as pretty as some other


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