You might still habe one of those great network printers but since the printer still prints, the operating systems will change. Windows 7 didn’t even provide a proper driver for my loved printer. Linux however does! But access is quite hard. I found out that the following LPD-queue will enable access to the printer 8you might need it for CUPS etc.):
lpd://(IP OF YOUR PRINTER)/PASSTHRU
This assumes, that you already have installed Likewise-Open and properly joined to the DC.
First you need to edit you LightGDM config to:
This will (re)enable the possibility for non local users to authenticate. Since NetworkManager user local DNS-caching. A login might fail or takes forever. By the time writing the DNS-caching seems buggy to me anyway. Uncomment it for unleashing your Likewise-Open:
I just found a nice article on how to optimize Ubuntu 11.04 for SSDs. Check it out here: (German only!)