News was released this week that the Open Source printing system that most UNIX, Linux and of course Macintosh systems use for printing was purchased by Apple. The CUPS system was developed as a successor to LPD in 1997 by Matthew Sweet . It has gained much of the printing marketshare since that point and many printer vendors include CUPS drivers with their printers out of the box.

Along the the CUPS purchase, Apple has hired Sweet to continue to develop the product and market it.

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