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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 ...