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Unformatted text preview: r computing involves splitting an application into tasks and putting each task on the computer where it can be handled most efficiently. The computers and the operating systems of a client and a server may be different. As long as a particular client and server share the same communications protocol and support the same applications, these lower-level differences are irrelevant. In a client-server computing environment, it is common for one server to use the services of another server, and hence be both a client and a server at the same time. Hence the concept of client and server computers is purely role-based and may change dynamically as the role of a computer changes. Questions 1. List out some of the parameters that were traditionally used to classify computers. What were the major types of computers based on this classification scheme? Why is this classification scheme no more valid? 2. On what basis are computers classified today? How many types of computers are there based on this classification scheme? 3. What is a notebook computer? Why is it so called? What are its main uses? 4. What is a laptop personal computer? Why is it so called? Describe a typical configuration of a laptop PC. 5. What is a docking station? Why is it used? 6. Notebook computers can be used even while traveling in a train or airplane. Discuss this statement. 7. What operating systems do notebook computers normally use? 8. What features make a notebook computer portable? 9. What is a personal computer? Describe its typical uses. 10. PCs have changed the work culture and work habits of numerous organizations and individuals. Discuss this statement. 11. Describe a typical configuration of a PC. 12. Which are the two commonly used models of PCs? How are they different? 13. How are a microprocessor, a motherboard, and a personal computer related? 14. Differentiate among the following types of microprocessor chips: (a) 8/8 bit chip, 8/16 bit chip, and 16/16 bit chip. (b) 16/32 bit chip, 32/32 bit chip, and 32/64 bit chip. 15. Why...
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