2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Have you ever had problems with printing? Not with Linux, because CUPS really makes it effortless. Although CUPS is now owned by Apple, it's GNU licensed, so that means that it's free. You can even contribute to CUPS, although I think it's difficult now as CUPS is already a very mature project.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Cups is one of the services that really makes Linux-based systems useful. The simplicity of printer installation, the ability to print to pdf documents and the server pool technology make it as great solution for enterprise networks.
As an example of the footprint, I recently bought a new HP printer, a windows XP installation would have taken 600 MB, a windows Vista or windows 7 installation would have taken 1.2Gb, but I am using Linux so everything that was needed was on my system, it only needed a 6k driver file.