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I want to be able to use a printer that is connected to a mac osx 10.5 from my xp laptop. I have shared the printer on the mac and I want to have the printer setup on my xp laptop so that it just works and I don't have to login into the mac computer.

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  1. Turn on printer sharing (Mac)

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  2. Detect shared printers with Bonjour 2. Detect shared printers with Bonjour (Windows)

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  3. Install the printer's driver 3. Install the printer's driver (Windows)

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  4. Send documents to your new printer 4. Send documents to your new printer (Windows)

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If you do want to go the Samba way, here's Apple's official help document on printer sharing with Samba or Bonjour.

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