I have a home network in this configuration....
- Mac desktop with OSX 10.4.11 with a USB printer
- Windows Vista Home Basic desktop
- Windows Vista Home Premium laptop
I want to be able to easily print to the USB printer. The key constraint is it has to be the Mac that's the server here. The Vista desktop eats too much power, produces too much heat, and is too noisy.
Rummaging around the internet has not helped me much - there's a lot of confusion. The best idea I found was to get CUPS working, but I'm not sure how to do that.
(I'm a programmer, not a sysadmin...)
edit: I needed to uninstall/reinstall Bonjour before I could use the Bonjour printer wizard. Somehow the install had gotten borked, and a repair operation didn't fix it.