Krieger93 wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:00 am
Thinking of a small business that does not want to spend on a server and does not consider it cost effective to use a PC for a printer server ha ha
Assuming from 1 to 7 employees per printer, this company has 20 to 140 employees. The Pi is a great computer, but I would not want to be responsible for a failure in which a $35 device designed to teach children programming makes it impossible for anyone to print.
Am I missing something? If there is no for need for accounting, firewall, VPN, encryption or internal network segmentation, why can't you just buy network printers and forget about a printer server? That, at least, avoids a single point of failure that takes out printing for the whole company.
If it were my company I would save money on office furniture
and buy a server that uses ECC memory.