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What's the simplest/best way to print files from any local machine, using a printer connected to only one of them.

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see also:… – Takkat Jun 25 '12 at 19:33
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Configure the printer on the system it's connected to, then share it.

This has already been covered on askubuntu before:

What is a CUPS server and how to share a printer over a network

Also there's a community wiki document on how to share a printer on Ubuntu, and how to connect to printers shared from other OSes from Ubuntu :

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