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IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking by Randy Muller, Joey Alpern, Naomi J. Alpern

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Chapter 11

Network Operating Systems: A Comparison

In This Chapter

  • Windows Server 2003 R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Unix
  • Linux

sys•tem n : a collection of parts designed to function together

As you learned in, Chapter 9, “Network Models,” the client-server architecture uses a dedicated server. A server is a computer that provides a variety of services to clients. Services can include email and providing access to files, databases, or other applications. The factors that determine the capabilities of the server depend on the software that is selected. The network operating system is software that runs on the server and makes the centralized services just described possible.

In the world of networking, you have many operating ...

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