"Easy Software Products announced today that Apple
Computer, Inc. has licensed the Common UNIX Printing System
("CUPS") for use with Apple operating systems and software.
The CUPS software will provide enhanced printing capabilities to
MacOS X and other Apple software as well as improved UNIX/Linux and
Windows interoperability. The standard CUPS distribution will be
provided with Apple's open source Darwin operating system, while an
enhanced version of CUPS with Apple's Aqua user interface will be
provided with MacOS X.
CUPS provides a portable printing layer for UNIX®-based
operating systems. It has been developed by Easy Software Products to promote a
standard printing solution for all UNIX/Linux vendors and users.
CUPS provides the System V and Berkeley command-line