webgiant wrote:Linux comes with a built-in feature that prints directly to a PDF. Windows does not have this feature, and must have yet another third-party software app installed (BullZip is quite nice for this function) for when the printer runs out of paper or we need a digital copy.
The reason I like linux is not that it ``comes with'' a bunch of nice bulit-in features, it is rather that it comes with no built in features and everything is an add-on. This means there is no difference between the piece of software that prints to a printer and the one that prints to a file --- one is not official and one official, they are both just software.
Although I suppose on my distro, arch, there is the official (in the repositories), unofficial-but-used (in the compile-yourself AUR) and never-been-used-before (write your own package manager log). However, at the core, everything is an add-on.
As an unrelated note, my school's new windows 7 installations come with a print-to-pdf option. So I think that is default. But the point still stands, that it's now impossible to get a print to whatever else option that's as nice as the built-in.