Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » C »

CUPS

Short for Common UNIX Printing System, CUPS is a portable printing layer used on UNIX-based operating systems to provide a common printing interface across a local network. CUPS uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) for managing print jobs, print queues and it adds network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description-based printing options. CUPS was first developed by Easy Software Products, but it is currently owned and maintained by Apple Inc.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
Internet of Things Shaping IT's Future

To make the IoT both work and pay off, IT is juggling upgrading and building app-centric networks, mapping out new data center architectures and... Read More »

What You Don't Read Can Hurt You

Does this sound familiar? An online service promises to help your small business cut costs, increase productivity, make your coffee and walk your... Read More »

Who's Moving Ahead in Cloud Computing?

The future remains, well, cloudy. But either way: Amazon, look out. Microsoft is gaining fast. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
Webopedia Polls

The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website

This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Read More »

Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends

Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »