PaperCut runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Novell and mixed environments.
PaperCut is part of the new wave of applications supporting all platforms equally. We believe that applications should not dictate your choice of operating systems and therefore PaperCut supports any combination of print servers and user workstations running under Windows, Linux, Mac or Novell OES that you already have running or might be changing to in the future.
All platforms are treated equally. Releases are synchronized and all have the same feature set. Mac and Linux systems are native versions and not second class ports of a Windows application! Developing cross-platform software at this level is a large engineering investment. It is however one aspect our development team is proud of and is a testament to our dedication to engineering excellence and modern forward-looking design.
PaperCut's modular architecture makes it possible to scale from the small and simple all-in-one server to the largest of multi-site networks.
Not only does PaperCut run on all operating systems on both the server and the workstation, it is also agnostic when it comes to your network environment. PaperCut supports the following directory environments as standard:
Our administration and user interfaces are web based, detached from the underlying server technology, ensuring the exact same look & feel irrespective of the server technology. Any computer that has a web browser can interact with PaperCut!
The PaperCut administration interface
Users are presented with the same popup windows no matter which computer they log on to, requiring no re-training when transitioning from, say, Windows to Mac.
In the face of an evolving IT infrastructure both PaperCut server and client components can be seamlessly transitioned from running on one operating system to running on another, providing users with continuity in day-to-day printing.
PaperCut is able to support multiple server platforms on the one network all working together. Many of our larger university sites choose to deploy PaperCut on one platform but host print queues on a mix of others. Platforms like talking "their language". The Windows desktops can print to Windows queues, the Macs can print to Mac server queues, etc.
A license for PaperCut allows you to run any of the components on any of the supported operating systems. Changing platforms is not an issue and there is no need for any additional purchases.