[rescue] "Workstation" [was Re: What do people think of a Sun Fire V210^W^W Ultra 45]

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Feb 10 15:25:42 CST 2011

On 02/10/11 16:15, Steve Hatle wrote:
> On 2/10/11 2:46 PM, "der Mouse"  wrote:
>> Hmm.  What's a "server", then?  As a real example, Sun sold
>> "SPARCstation N" and "SPARCserver N" for some value of N (1? 5? 20? I
>> forget) where the only hardware differences were a factory-installed
>> graphics head and the printing on the front of the case.
> In my world view, "workstation" implies a graphic console for the benefit of
> mainly one user, while "server" implies multiple users/functions with no
> graphics or "remote" graphics via X or some other means.

I'd go along with that, with the addition "capable of getting a wide
range of serious work done on it".

(Which, IMHO, largely rules out Windows from consideration...)

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