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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.







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