Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Cloud Google Printer Windows

Google Launches Cloud Printer Service For Windows 135

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the not-invented-here dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced it is bringing its Cloud Print project to Windows. The company has launched both a driver and a service, both of which are available for download now from Google Tools. For those who don't know, Google Cloud Print connects Cloud Print-aware applications (across the Web, desktop, and mobile) to any printer. It integrates with the mobile versions of Gmail and Google Docs, and is also listed as a printer option in the Print Preview page of Chrome." One of the things that annoys me about Android: having to print through the Cloud (tm) when I have an Internet Printing Protocol CUPS server on the same network as my phone connected to a printer ten feet from me. It wouldn't be so bad if the Google Cloud Print libraries weren't proprietary and did something like IPP proxying instead of using a similarly proprietary API.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Google Launches Cloud Printer Service For Windows

Comments Filter:
  • by amiga3D (567632) on Monday July 22, 2013 @11:56PM (#44358033)

    I think most newbies just use the hand dandy printer wizard. I set up Ultimate Linux for one guy and he later bought a printer. He called me about what to do with the cd that came with it and I told him to pull the pdf off of it and then throw it away. I explained to look for the picture of the printer on the settings menu and about 2 minutes later he was happily printing away. Even I don't use cups page anymore. I will say that if you own a canon printer it prints about 3 times faster on a mac than on linux. I love the printer but I'm starting to hate canon. Next printer will be from HP. Canon can suck my dick.

    Web Interface is Disabled

    The web interface is currently disabled. Run "cupsctl WebInterface=yes" to enable it.

  • Re:Remember when ... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by fluffy99 (870997) on Tuesday July 23, 2013 @02:08AM (#44358595)

    Google supported existing open APIs instead of pulling a Microsoft and inventing their own for everything and dropping support for open APIs?

    Whats next to be replaced by some Google specific protocol for Google users? SMTP?

    No they didn't Go read the fucking article and do some homework. They WROTE THEIR OWN API! They are also telling developers how to write drivers for existing printers to support receiving the print jobs, instead of actually using existing protocols like IPP. https://developers.google.com/cloud-print/docs/receiveJobs [google.com] https://developers.google.com/cloud-print/docs/proxyinterfaces [google.com]

    I wonder it Google has a long range plan to get all printers Google-Cloud-Printing enabled, and then have your device auto-selecting the closest printer (not necessarily your own) based on your geo location? I still shudder at the privacy issues.

Our informal mission is to improve the love life of operators worldwide. -- Peter Behrendt, president of Exabyte

Working...