COMS 103 - Questions 1. What is a server? What is a...

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Questions 1. What is a server? What is a workstation? What are the differences between the server and workstation? A server is the computer in a network that controls access to the hardware, software and other resources on the network and provides a centralized storage are for programs, data, and information. A workstation is also knows as a client they are the other computers on the network and they rely on the server for resources. The differences between the two are that server’s are more reliable, more powerful and have more storage space than clients. 2. What is system software and what is application software? How are they related? System software is interfaced between the user, the application software and the computers hardware it contains all of the programs that maintain the operations of the computer and its devices. There are two types of system software’s: utility programs, and operating system. Application Software consists of programs that perform specific tasks like web browsers or data base software’s. They are related because
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course COM S 103` taught by Professor Don'tkonw during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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