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  2. Printer Command Language - Wikipedia

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    Printer Command Language, more commonly referred to as PCL, is a page description language (PDL) developed by Hewlett-Packard as a printer protocol and has become a de facto industry standard. Originally developed for early inkjet printers in 1984, PCL has been released in varying levels for thermal , matrix , and page printers.

  3. JetDirect - Wikipedia

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    HP Jetdirect is the name of a technology sold by Hewlett-Packard that allows computer printers to be directly attached to a Local Area Network. The "Jetdirect" designation covers a range of models from the external 1 and 3 port parallel print servers known as the 300x and 500x, to the internal EIO print servers for use with HP printers.

  4. AirPrint - Wikipedia

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    AirPrint is a feature in Apple Inc.'s macOS and iOS operating systems for printing without installing printer-specific drivers. Connection is via a wireless LAN (), either directly to AirPrint-compatible printers, or to non-compatible shared printers by way of a computer running Microsoft Windows, Linux, or macOS.

  5. IBM 1130 - Wikipedia

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    February 11, 1965 – IBM introduces the 1130 (Models 1A, 1B, 2A, and 2B). Also announced is the IBM 1132 printer, the lowest cost online computer printer ever announced by IBM at that time. Fourth quarter 1965 – First customer shipments begin from the San Jose plant. March 31, 1966 – IBM introduces the IBM 1500 educational system.

  6. 64-bit computing - Wikipedia

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    This allowed those Macs to support 64-bit processes while still supporting 32-bit device drivers; although not 64-bit drivers and performance advantages that can come with them. Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion" ran with a 64-bit kernel on more Macs, and OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and later macOS releases only have a 64-bit kernel. On systems with 64-bit ...

  7. Thin client - Wikipedia

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    For example, if a local software utility or set of device drivers are needed in order to support a locally attached peripheral device (e.g. printer, scanner, biometric security device), the thin client operating system may lack the resources needed to fully integrate the required dependencies (although dependencies can sometimes be added if ...

  8. Personal computer - Wikipedia

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    In 1973, APL was generally available only on mainframe computers, and most desktop sized microcomputers such as the Wang 2200 or HP 9800 offered only BASIC. Because SCAMP was the first to emulate APL/1130 performance on a portable, single user computer, PC Magazine in 1983 designated SCAMP a "revolutionary concept" and "the world's first ...