It's been about a month since I started using Kubuntu for work, it has been frustrating especially during the first couple of weeks, but I'm getting used to it.
After several hours, I was able to print with my Kubuntu 12.10 installation to a shared printer from an XP machine. I couldn't browse for the printer so I tried entering the address manually, but it didn't work also. I noticed that I also could not, browse shared windows folder so I thought that was part of the problem. I had to install winbind and edit nsswitch.conf as directed from this pagewhich allowed me to browse shared folders and also browse for the shared printer.