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HP LaserJet Printers - Finding PPD Files for Linux Users

ISSUE: What are PPD files and where can I find them for Linux?
SOLUTION: PPD (PostScript® Printer Description) files are developed for Linux, and made available for HP printer products. They will be posted at HP Linux Imaging and Printing Non-HP site .

A PPD describes features that the printer supports and contains the commands necessary to implement them. The PPD files are in simple ASCII format. Typically the printer manufacturer creates a PPD for each printer and each supported operating system.

NOTE: For more information on PPD usage, go to HP Linux Imaging and Printing Non-HP site , select Search Knowledge Base , type PPD in the “Search the Knowledge Base:” box and select Search .

Additional Linux printing information is available at Non-HP site .

SUMMARY: Linux is a UNIX® like operating system created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of millions of developers worldwide. Developed under the GNU General Public License, the source code for Linux is available to the public in accordance with open source practices. Open source is an Internet engineering tradition in which source code is generally available for public inspection, independent peer review, and rapid evolution. Most open source software can be freely modified, distributed and sold, but any changes must remain public.

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