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Springer UNIX Print Server Removal

  Jean-Louis Vosdey IT/CIO (

SPRINGER : For a long time now Springer has been the major Print Server in the computer centre. It continues however to run a very old version of Ultrix that is not Y2K compliant. For this reason every effort is being made to move printers away from this particular server and onto the new PRINT service composed of a series of LINUX PC's which are Y2K compliant. Following the current schedule this move should be completed by September of this year and Springer taken out of service.

As a result of these changes the following has become necessary:
xprint as used by UNIX users has been rewritten.

From now on, the new PRINTER WIZARD enables users to print from W95, W98 and WNT PC platforms, whether they are connected to NICE or not.


Work is in progress on a replacement for WPRINT (the VMS equivalent of xprint) which will bypass Springer.

Note: An update of any modifications or new features, where printing is concerned, will appear in future issues of the Cern Computer NewsLetter.

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