Snow Leopard Printer Driver Installation is Cool

Uncia uncia.

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I just needed to use a new feature of Snow Leopard: automatic printer driver installation. Bottom line: very cool.

I wanted to print something in color at work—something I haven’t done before. I hit “print” on the document, and the printer dialog automatically detected the color printer we have here (via Bonjour), and I selected it. As soon as I did, Snow Leopard detected that I needed new drivers, downloaded and installed them automatically, and I was off to the races. Very smooth process.