Thursday, July 12, 2007

Apple Purchases CUPS

Not drinking vessels, the Common UNIX Printing System. Notice here. CUPS will remain open source software.

Apple has been using CUPS as the printing engine in OS X for several years and has been widely adopted on Linux as a replacement for LPD. It's worked well on OS X in my experience. When I've used CUPS on Linux my experience hasn't been so good. Depending upon the printer, it either works or it doesn't, or it may work for awhile then not work, for no apparent reason. I'm hoping that Apple's purchase will improve CUPS's utility.

{H/T MacRumors}

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