The CUPS project has published the first chapter of the CUPS Book, titled:
The History of Printing in UNIX
"The same driver supported all MacOS applications, and for a short time the Macintosh ruled the desktop publishing market.
Microsoft's first Windows operating environment duplicated this paradigm, and to this day printing and displaying information is handled almost identically in Windows and MacOS. Applications for these operating systems and others like NeXT and BeOS are able to produce professional-quality output with a generic printing interface, yet until recently UNIX has only had its print file spooling system.
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