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Microsoft Windows Vista On Demand by Steve Johnson - Perspection, Inc.

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Understanding Network Services

Windows is a secure, reliable network operating system that allows people using many different computers to share resources, such as programs, files, folders, printers, and an Internet connection. A single computer on the network, called a server, can be designated to store these resources. Other computers on the network, called clients or workstations, can access the resources on the server instead of having to store them. You can share resources using two or more client computers, or you can designate one computer to serve specifically as the server. If the workstation computers are close together in a single building or group of buildings, the network is called a local area network (LAN). If the workstation computers ...

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