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From: "tiglath" <>
Subject: Re: "I'm Being Deluged By Emails"
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 21:04:12 -0400
References: <wE3bb.1020$wS2.35039@eagle.america.net> <bkjlp9$18o$1@sparta.btinternet.com> <tDibb.540005$uu5.89184@sccrnsc04> <n8jbb.2001$KJ4.84@news1.central.cox.net> <bkknav$1oa$1@bob.news.rcn.net> <u_xbb.189$pz4.252196@newsfep1-win.server.ntli.net> <bkmstl$56o$1@bob.news.rcn.net> <bknd3o$3n8kg$1@ID-202433.news.uni-berlin.de> <bknvhv$ehk$1@bob.news.rcn.net> <bko2ht$3utja$2@ID-202433.news.uni-berlin.de> <rhMbb.553966$uu5.91771@sccrnsc04>


"Drew Nicholson" <> wrote in message
news:rhMbb.553966$...
> "Michael Kuettner" <> wrote in message
> news:bko2ht$3utja$2@ID-202433.news.uni-berlin.de...
> > >
> > > Non-PC servers remain pricey.
> > >
> > Sorry, I don't understand you here.
> > Could you explain a PC server to me ?
> > The general use of "server" in merry old Europe is a friggin'
> > big machine which manages at least 10 - 20 users;
> > while also coordinating "mail-servers" (which can be PCs),etc.
> > Has the slang on your side of the pond changed again ?
> >
>
> P'raps he means non-Windows servers? Apple, Unix, etc...

Nope. You can have rather expensive multiprocessor servers running Windows
2000.

Non Personal Computing servers running Windows 2000 are ubiquitous today in
networks of desktop PCs that combine both personal productivity tools in a
Windows environment and access to Unix servers with some X-Windows emulator
like Hummingbird's Exceed.

In 1980 I bought a Sun Workstation and cost me an arm and a leg. It only
could do Unix. Today my PCs can access my RS6000 server, my HP server,
and any of my other PCs. Who needs a blooming Unix workstation anymore?




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