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Linux Journal: The CUPS Printing System

Oct 21, 2005, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Ward)

"CUPS is what its name says: a common UNIX printing system. It is aimed at providing a common printing interface across a local network, masking differences among the printing systems on each computer. I am not sure that such a system is needed in a pure Linux environment, where the standard Berkely LPD provides this functionality, but CUPS does provide interactivity with SMB and Windows printers. CUPS also allows dynamic printer detection and grouping.

"CUPS is licensed under the GPL by a company called Easy Software Products..."

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