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By M. Susan Hodges

Desktops: structures, phrases and Acronyms is THE technical reference for non-technical those who have to comprehend info expertise. The booklet comprises narrative assurance of IT innovations and platforms written in undeniable English for non-technical humans. It additionally includes greater than 3,700 definitions of normal technical phrases and acronyms, and the commonest items utilized in IT. those definitions comprise the identify and URL of the seller. This publication has been published every year in view that 1989. it truly is now in its 14th variation and is the better half connection with TechRef, the one on-line IT database designed particularly for the non-technical expert. TechRef comprises greater than 14,000 entries and makes use of the facility of a web procedure to go looking for info, construct lists of information, and supply new details - 24/7.

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They are more rugged than other desktop systems and most can handle being dropped (although it's not recommended). They provide the functionality of full desktop systems, and have speeds and storage capable of running both scientific and application software. 38 Chapter 6: Computers Chapter 7: Operating Systems 39 Supercomputers Another class of computer, supercomputer, defines a type of computer not commonly used in a business environment. Supercomputers are designed to process complex scientific applications and speed is the most important feature in their design.

IBM's Unix is AIX, Hewlett-Packard's is HP-UX, Sun Microsystems' is Solaris. There are literally dozens of Unix flavors. Sometimes the generic Unix is used, other times IT will specify the exact name of a vendor flavor. 2: The Unix kernel is the heart of the operating system and acts as the resource manager while the shell provides the communication. Flavors were based on one of the two available standards: AT&T's SystemV and Berkeley University's BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution). AT&T had made Unix freely available to The educational community, and Berkeley went so far as to introduce its own standard.

One is to serve as the main computer in a medium-size business and, as such, they are similar to mainframes, although they do not have to be housed in a secure computer room. They can handle a hundred or more terminals and can have dozens of data storage devices. A second function is to serve as a communication link between mainframes and outlying terminals. Yet another function is to act as the server system in a client/server environment. A client/server environment is one in which one computer acts as the server and provides data distribution and security functions to other computers that are independently running various applications.

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