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Google Cloud Print for AmigaOS4 by Chris Young allows printing to any printer, no matter where it is located. This is achieved by connecting the printer to a Google account, from where it can be shared with other accounts. Connecting a printer to Google Cloud Print requires running some connector software on the computer hosting the printer. For Windows and OS X, this can be Google Chrome, although a standalone connector is also available and additionally works on Linux. Some new printers have native support for Google Cloud Print and do not need a separate connector. gcp.device enables the Amiga to print directly to any of these cloud- connected printers, using the PostScript printer driver. Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube. Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.

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