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Re: [SLE] who can telll me what CUPS is?
Thanks for all of you, I think I get what I want to get....


Thanks :-)

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From: "Thibaut Cousin" <cousin@xxxxxxxx>
To: <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2002 5:56 PM
Subject: Re: [SLE] who can telll me what CUPS is?


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CUPS is a printing system. What does it mean?
In Linux, printers are represented as queues. Each queue can be a different
printer, or the same printer with different configurations. When you print
something, you send the file to a server in memory. This server processes the
file and sends it to the required queue. It is nice because local printers,
remote printers (of whatever kind) just look the same for the user.
This server is CUPS (it could be LPRng, LPD, etc). It is very complex
compared with older systems like LPRng and is able to process documents
before they are printed in a very nice way. Some KDE printing features (in
the printing dialog) work only with CUPS.
I hope you get the idea. Otherwise just ask again. ;-)

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Thibaut Cousin
E-mail : cousin@xxxxxxxx
Web : http://clrwww.in2p3.fr
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